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Health Dept. Confirms NYC Cases of Enterovirus-D68

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TWC News: Health Dept. Confirms NYC Cases of Enterovirus-D68
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A virus causing respiratory illness in children across more than ten states has made its way to the city.

State Health officials confirm more than a dozen children have come down with Enterovirus-D68 including some from New York City.

The disease has affected more than 100 kids around the nation and can sometimes result in hospitalization, especially in children with asthma.

Symptoms include fever, sneezing, coughing and aching.

There is no known cure but the symptoms can be treated.

The health department is advising parents to keep children away from people who may be infected, as well as making sure children wash their hands thoroughly and keep surfaces around the house disinfected.

For more information, visit health.ny.gov.

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