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yes nasty virus. I am a bit worried that the first strain is in America now... within a month... the virus mutates and re attacks the victim, the 2nd strain, there is no cure.
There is no specific treatment for EV-D68 infections; specifically there are no anti-viral medications currently available for this purpose. Many infections will be mild and self-limited, requiring only symptomatic treatment. Some people with severe respiratory illness caused by EV-D68 may need to be hospitalized and receive intensive supportive therapy
Recently, a pediatric hospital in Kansas City, Missouri has experienced over 300 cases of respiratory illnesses in their facility. Approximately 15% of those illnesses have resulted in children being placed in an intensive care unit. Testing of specimens from several cases at a specialized laboratory at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)indicated that 19 of the 22 specimens were positive for Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).
The clinical presentation of EV-D68 infections in these outbreaks has ranged from mild illness to complications requiring hospitalization and, in rare instances, death. In all reports, children represented the majority of symptomatic infections. In several clusters, novel genetic variants were described (Hasegawa et al., 2011; Imamura et al., 2011; Kaida et al., 2011; Meijer et al., 2012; Rahamat-Langendoen et al., 2011; Ikeda et al., 2012; Jacobson et al., 2012).
originally posted by: Thurisaz
a reply to: PurpleDog UK
hmm well ebola starts out the same way... temperature, blisters in the mouth and then spreads throughout the body:
originally posted by: PurpleDog UK
This might sound harsh BUT human beings 'evolved' by being able to cope with bugs, bacteria, viruses etc etc …….
we live in such a sanitized world that we are afraid to let kids be, well kids and scratch around in the dirt and interact with society…