What is the current situation in the US and Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?
In August, severely ill children with EV were reported in Missouri and Illinois. The EV strain (type) was identified as D68 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among the EV-D68 cases in Missouri and Illinois, children with asthma seemed to have a higher risk for severe respiratory illness. The CDC is currently working with state health departments to determine the exact risk factors for EV-D68. More than 40 states have confirmed respiratory illness caused by EV-D68.
New Jersey has laboratory-confirmed cases throughout the state. For an updated list of the total number of confirmed EV-D68 cases and affected counties, please visit the New Jersey Department of Health website.
For up-to-date listing of states with confirmed EV-D68 cases, go to the CDC’s website.