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How can I tell if my child has enterovirus D68, versus a cold or the flu?

Whether or not enterovirus D68 is causing your child's symptoms is less crucial than treating the symptoms themselves. Watch pediatrician Lisa Thornton, MD, explain why treating symptoms is much more important than determining the underlying virus.

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