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The United States D68 raises concerns about enterovirus: what is it, symptoms and what are the risks?

Last August, several North American hospitals reported an increase in hospital admissions for respiratory diseases and, after performing specific tests, several of these cases tested positive for enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). Accordingly, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued erected on the 9th of September, that in addition, etc. It is rarely associated with paralysislike polio

What is enterovirus D68?

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of the more than 100 types of non-polio enterovirusesand definitely the CDC. D68 is usually in EV- causes respiratory disease It can be mild (like the common cold) or more severe.

It was first identified in California in 1962 and since 1987 EV-D68 cases have been regularly reported to the CDC, albeit in small numbers. But between August and November 2014, in EV-D68 outbreak of respiratory disease cases in the country. This fact has increased awareness about the disease and since 2014 it has been expanded.

Los enteroviruses they affect mainly the summer months of early autumn and highly contagious reaching epidemic proportions.

The recent increase in hospitalizations for enterovirus infections represents the highest since 2018, when it occurred. a major wave of infection time

What are the signs?

As with other viruses, enteroviruses are common I will do mild healthHowever, there may be more serious cases of serious respiratory diseases. According to the CDC, the most common symptoms of D68 are;

  • Fever
  • Head
  • Respiratory disease
  • Throat
  • Ulcers in the mouth, sometimes
  • Reckless skin, sometimes.

To detect them, it is common for the doctor to perform a skin and mouth examination.

Risk of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)

The D68 can also have an EV-D68 more serious consequences such as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)a rare but serious neurological condition that mainly affects children and causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to weaken. In severe cases it can cause permanent paralysis or even death.

Although the CDC has not yet received reports of AFM cases this year, experts agree that spikes in EV-D68 infections tend to precede cases of acute flaccid myelitis. So It is important to see a doctor if you experience any of these things:

  • Weakness in the arm or leg
  • Pain in the neck, back, or extremities
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty moving the eyes
  • lowered eyelids
  • facial weakness
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