Health Information about Enterovirus EV-D68
 
 
The health and safety of our children is important to the Forestville Central School District.
 
Recently the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has confirmed cases of Enterovirus EV-D68 in the Capital and Central regions of New York State. Enteroviruses are common and can produce symptoms much like the common cold.
Symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough and body and muscle aches.
 
At this time, there are no reported cases of EV-D68 in the Forestville Central School District. We would like to share some information about EV-D68 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  There is no specific treatment for EV-D68 other than management of symptoms, and there are no specific anti-viral medications currently available. Below are some recommended steps to protect yourself and others from respiratory infection.
 
Use the same precautions you would use to prevent the spread of influenza, such as:
•    Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
•    Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
•    Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
•    Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
 
You should contact your pediatrician or primary care physician if you or anyone in your home shows signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection. Click here to read more information from the CDC.
 
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