Four Enterovirus D68 Cases Confirmed in California

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SAN DIEGO-

Four cases of enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in southern California, according to the Department of Public Health.

Three cases are in San Diego, and one is in Ventura. More are expected in the next few weeks, health officials said.

EV-D68 is known to hospitalize children. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough and body and muscle aches.

Parents of children showing symptoms – particularly wheezing, difficulty speaking or eating, or blueness around the lips – are urged to take them to see a doctor.

More information about EV-D68 can be found here.