Yesterday the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released a statement regarding the recent outbreak of enterovirus-D68, a rare respiratory virus that is mostly affecting children. Several children have been hospitalized in Colorado; children with asthma or other respiratory conditions should be extra careful to avoid this contagious virus. CDPHE is advising that people protect themselves by:
For more information on childhood respiratory infections see Infectious Diseases in Child Care and School Settings from the CDPHE. See also the morbidity and mortality report from the CDC.
Update 9/11/14: The CDPHE has also released a Q&A fact sheet on enterovirus.