How does enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) spread?

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Since enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) causes respiratory illness, the virus can be found in an infected person’s respiratory secretions, such as saliva, nasal mucus or sputum. Enterovirus D68 likely spreads from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes or touches a surface that is then touched by others. People are more likely to get infected with enteroviruses in the summer and fall. Cases are likely to decline by late fall.

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