How is enterovirus D68 infection treated?

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Enterovirus D68 is a viral infection. There are no antibiotics or antiviral medications to treat this infection with. The usual measures are supportive: give bronchodilators if wheezing; give oxygen if low on oxygen and fluids if dehydrated. Mostly those infected just need time and rest to recover.
There is no specific treatment for people with respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).

Talk to your child’s doctor about the best way to control his or her symptoms.

Some people with severe respiratory illness may need to be hospitalized.

There are no antiviral medications currently available for people who become infected with EV-D68.

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