Enterovirus D68

What is Enterovirus D68?

Heptitis A viruses on colorful backgroundEnterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified in California in 1962.  The United States is currently experiencing a nationwide outbreak of EV-D68 associated with severe respiratory illness.

Precautionary Measures

you can help prevent yourself from getting and spreading ev-d68 and other respiratory illnesses by following these steps:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. (See )
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.

Appropriate Disinfectants

利鑫旗下 彩票平台代理ev-d68 is a non-enveloped virus, therefore, the cdc recommends that environmental disinfection of surfaces in healthcare settings should be performed using a hospital-grade disinfectant with an epa label claim for any of several non-enveloped viruses (e.g. norovirus, poliovirus, rhinovirus). disinfectant products should be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific label claim and in a manner consistent with .

more information

  •  (Sept. 12, 2014)
  •  (CDC)
  •  (Association for Professionals in Infection Control)
  •  (CDC)