Health Services

September 10, 2014

Enterovirus D68

As you all have probably heard through national news, there have been clusters of cases of Enterovirus D68 popping up in several states.  The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is monitoring the state closely and has been very busy answering questions.  There have not been any confirmed cases in Wisconsin at this time.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) currently has an active website where they are providing relevant information.  Also see: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm63e0908a1.htm?s_cid=mm63e0908a1_e
  • PREVENTION AND AWARENESS MEASURES:
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys, furniture surfaces, and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick
  • Cover coughs
  • If a child is having breathing difficulties associated with cold symptoms, call the parent immediately for further evaluation
  • Monitor attendance and illness patterns and report changes to your local health department

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Randi Arneson
Black River Falls School District Nurse
301 N. 4th St. Black River Falls, WI 54615
715-284-4357 Ext. 1206

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