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Information on enterovirus D68;
as of 9/10/2014
While Minnesota have not seen any confirmed cases
of the Enterovirus D68 that has affected other parts of the Midwest,
we are monitoring the situation closely and working with the
Minnesota Department of Health to identify the cause of these
The Minnesota Department of Health and Childrens
infectious disease specialists are not recommending any new or
additional testing or treatment than a clinics usual provision
of care for children with respiratory distress.
We are asking parents to assess their child
following symptom severity:
||If symptoms are mild, such as common
cold, parents should treat children as they normally would: increase
fluids, rest, keep kids home from school, give them fever and
||If symptoms are moderate, such as
cold symptoms worsening or not getting better within a week,
or new wheezing begins, parents should take their child to their
||If at any time the child is having
difficulty breathing or parents see blue lips or gasping for
air, take the child to the closest emergency room.
||All patients with cough who are
being seen in a clinic setting should wear a mask or if too young
to keep a mask on should have a light blanket over their head.
This would include the patients and their accompanying adults.
||Prevention includes superb hand
washing hygiene and covering coughs and sneezes and staying home
||There are no new testing guidelines
for enterovirus D68 at this point.
Please call our office if you have any additional questions,
or visit Minnesota Department of Healths website or The
Center for Disease Controls website for the most up to minute
This site is for information only. The information
contained on this site should NOT replace the advice recommended
by your doctor. No medical questions will be addressed from this
website. If you have a medically related question or concern,
please call our office at (651) 770-2124 or contact us by fax
at (651) 770-3701.
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