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2018 OSAP Annual Conference

Enterovirus D68 Toolkit
Enterovirus D68 Toolkit




Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified in California in 1962.

Small numbers of EV-D68 have been reported regularly to CDC since 1987. However, during 2014 the number of people reported with confirmed EV-D68 infection was much greater than that reported in previous years. We can’t predict whether EV-D68 will be a common type of enterovirus detected this year or in future seasons. That’s because a mix of enteroviruses circulates every year, and different types of enteroviruses can be common in different years.  Source: CDC

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Regulations & Guidelines


(1) Overview of Enterovirus

(2) Enterovirus D68 for Healthcare Professionals including Infection Control Recommendations

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Best Practices




Key Learnings as of December 2017

In the United States, people are more likely to get infected with enteroviruses in the summer and fall.

There is no vaccine to protect you from non-polio enterovirus infection.

Since many infected people do not have symptoms, it is difficult to prevent non-polio enteroviruses from spreading.

You can help protect yourself and others from non-polio enterovirus infections by:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after using the toilet and changing diapers,
  • Avoiding close contact, such as touching and shaking hands, with people who are sick, and
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

Related Articles

(1) NLM Director's Comments Transcript Enterovirus 68 Overview: 10/06/2014

(2) EV-D68: Not your usual enterovirus

(3) CDC: real-time PCR test to speed up EV-D68 detection


(1) CDC- Prevention & Treatment

(2) CDC- Learn the Right Way to Wash Your Hands

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Instructional Resources

Respiratory Illness and Enterovirus D68: Clinical Guidance

What parents need to know


Neurologic Illness with Limb Weakness in Children

Fact Sheets

(1) Enterovirus D68 in the United States

(2) Enterovirus D68

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Patient Resources


(1) Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Resources

(2) Enterovirus D68 Infographic

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