This virus is spreading quickly. If your child is sick – keep them home. Lots of good hand washing!
Really dangerous for those with asthma and/ or under 6.
Hits the lungs and child feels like lungs are closing – difficulty speaking, perhaps breathing. Begins like cold – sneezing, runny nose, and cough.
Virus stays alive on surfaces of things too.
Many in intensive care, so please be careful and watch your kids closely-particularly those with asthma or other breathing problems.
Authorities say if not in your state-it will be soon. I will be praying for all the children, and I hope you will too. These precious ones are in our care.
“At least 10 states — Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia — have reported suspected outbreaks of human enterovirus 68 and requested CDC support.
“Viruses don’t tend to respect borders,” ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser said. “It is only 10 states now, but it’s going to be across the country. So if your state doesn’t have it now, watch for it, it’s coming.”
“It can start just like a cold — runny nose, sneezing, coughs — but it’s the wheezing you have to watch out for,” Besser said.
At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Dr. Raju Meyappan, a pediatric critical care physician, said he’s seen at multiple children end up in the pediatric intensive care unit after being infected with the virus and that children under the age of 5 or those with asthma appear to be most at risk.”