LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – According to Kerry Krell with the Arkansas Department of Health, there are two confirmed cases of Enterovirus in Arkansas. The first case was confirmed last month.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio Enteroviruses. The virus was first identified in California in 1962.
The symptoms of Enterovirus can include fever, sneezing, body aches, runny nose, cough, muscle aches, wheezing, and even difficulty breathing.
Anyone with respiratory illness should contact their doctor if they are having difficulty breathing or if their symptoms are getting worse.
According to the CDC, the virus spreads from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches surfaces that are then touched by others.