Checkup Newsroom (Enterovirus)

2018
October
08,
2018
| 06:09 PM America/Chicago
The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating six children who have been diagnosed with a rare illness that resembles polio, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) Cook Children's medical staff saw its own cluster of patients in 2016 and has se...
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2014
October
06,
2014
| 11:03 PM America/Chicago
Enterovirus D68 has officially spread across the country, identified in 40 states and locally in Dallas and Denton counties. There have yet to be positively identified cases in Tarrant County, although there are individuals here that have not been il...
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October
03,
2014
| 09:54 PM America/Chicago
Ebola virus. Enterovirus 68. Chikungunya. The return of the measles, whooping cough and soon the flu.We’ve spent a lot of time recently talking to you grownups out there about all of these conditions in an effort to inform you, but also hopefully to ...
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September
14,
2014
| 10:00 PM America/Chicago
Along with vaccinations, hand-washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent flu. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are not effective against enterovirus 68, only good, old fashioned hand-washing.Hand hygiene is especially important while children ...
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September
12,
2014
| 05:02 PM America/Chicago
We alerted you a few weeks ago to a new respiratory virus, enterovirus D68 (EVD68), in the Midwest, Colorado and North Carolina. It has now made its way across the country and as we expected would happen, there have been cases confirmed in Texas.Thus...
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September
08,
2014
| 07:17 PM America/Chicago
Back to school time has brought with it an unexpected and unwelcome virus to much of the United States. Center for Disease Control (CDC) officials are warning health care providers in affected states to be on the lookout for a respiratory illness tha...
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