We told you the rare, potentially deadly Enterovirus was hitting kids in 10 states. Now, it seems, the virus might have spread to Richmond, Virginia.
Virginia health officials still don’t know if a rare respiratory virus that has slammed children in the Midwest is also what is making some local children sick.
Testing may take several days or longer, said Dr. Laurie Forlano, state epidemiologist at the Virginia Department of Health.
“Given the epidemiologic information from other parts of the country which is informing our investigation, we – local and state health departments – are working with clinicians caring for the patients and are helping to facilitate laboratory testing which will take some time, at least several days if not longer,”
“The specific typing of the virus will likely need to be sent to CDC. When and if EV-D68 is laboratory confirmed in Virginia, we will certainly make people aware,” Forlano said.
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Enterovirus explained after the jump…