What are the symptoms of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection?

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Enterovirus D68 symptoms may be mild or severe. Mild symptoms may include cough, fever, runny nose, sneezing, body and muscle aches. More severe symptoms can include wheezing and difficulty breathing. If your illness is worsening or if you have any difficulty breathing you should contact your physician.
The most common symptoms of enterovirus D68 are fever, sneezing, runny nose, cough and body aches; plus, some kids may wheeze and have muscle weakness. In this video, I will explain these symptoms and what to look out for.
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe symptoms.
  • Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches.
  • Severe symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing.
Contact your doctor immediately if you having difficulty breathing or if your symptoms become worse.

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Alan Greene, MD
Pediatrics
Enterovirus D68 is a very fast-moving virus, with symptoms that start off similar to a common cold, but progress to difficulty breathing and in some cases, muscle weakness. Watch pediatrician Alan Greene, MD, explain the symptoms to be aware of.

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