Enterovirus Outbreak Leaves Health Officials Guessing


The Enterovirus 68 has been affecting children and teens all over the U.S.A! It was first discovered in 1962 in California but was rare and went away quickly and now its popping back up! In September 2014, 49 cases of these kids who have this sickness have been reported. The symptoms present  like a cold, not being able to move a body part and difficulty breathing. Doctors and scientists are trying to find a cure, but there is no cure yet. Children with asthma are more likely to get it. On October 6th more than 590 kids who have this sickness have been reported. To prevent getting this you must wash your hands and should not touch your mouth with the water fountain. You should also keep clean and keep your hands away from your face.

I chose to write about this sickness because it is important to stay happy and healthy. You should follow these instructions on how to prevent this sickness because it is going on right now. This sickness has also been reported around the world in places like the Philippines, Japan, and the Netherlands. It is important that you do not get sick so that you can participate in your favorite activities.

by Talia 4C

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