Tips to slow Enterovirus D68 spread

Although the presence of Enterovirus D68 in Connecticut has not yet been confirmed, you can lessen the odds you and your children will catch that virus or other respiratory illnesses by following these steps from the Centers for Disease control:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.

Since people with asthma are higher risk for respiratory illnesses, they should regularly take medicines and maintain control of their illness during this time. They should also take advantage of influenza vaccine since people with asthma have a difficult time with respiratory illnesses.


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