Two People In Tennessee Confirmed To Have The D68 Enterovirus

enterovirusThe Centers for Disease Control confirmed two cases of enterovirus D68 in Tennessee on Wednesday.
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, one patient lives in west Tennessee and the other in east Tennessee.
Both are young children who were hospitalized for their illnesses but have since been released and are at home doing well.
Enterovirus D68 is one of more than 60 types of enterovirus that causes cold-like symptoms.
The Tennessee Department of Health said some 10 to 15 million infections occur annually in the United States, with most occurring during the summer and fall when children return to school.
Infants, children and teenagers are more likely to contract an enterovirus than are adults. Most of the infections are mild but in some cases may lead to hospitalization.