Every year we hear about a new virus–and every virus seems like it’s scarier than the last. My mom kept asking if I had heard about Enterovirus D68–a virus that started in the midwest and is slowly making it’s way across America, hospitalizing children along the way. I hadn’t heard a thing about it, and neither had the majority of my friends. It was time for Breezy Mama to do some investigating. We turned to Dr. Carol Wilkinson, MD, PhD, Medical Director of Kinsights, and a pediatrician at UCSF for some insight. . .
What is a enterovirus?
There are actually many different types of enteroviruses that infect children every year. The CDC estimates that there are 10-15 million enteroviral infections in children every year! Usually, these infections cause simple minor colds. However, this year, one specific enterovirus, Enterovirus D68, has been responsible for more severe [Read more…] about Meet Enterovirus D68, the Potentially Lethal Virus