Get the facts on the enterovirus sweeping the country so you can keep yourself and your family healthy and safe.
Enterovirus D-68 has burst onto the scene, sweeping across several states in a matter of months and infecting thousands of vulnerable children. Learn more about the virus that's grabbing headlines across the nation, find out whether you should be worried and understand the best ways to protect those you love.
How is it transmitted?
Enteroviruses love the digestive tract and are shed by people into the environment through feces and enter through our mouths to infect us. A contaminated person can carry the virus on their skin, especially the hands, and spread the virus to others by leaving it on surfaces they touch. Once a new person is contaminated, it isn’t long before something they touch enters their mouth, leading to infection.