Enterovirus 68 Virus: 7 Ways to Help Prevent Spreading It! by Dr. Bridget Boyd

Enterovirus 68 Virus: 7 Ways to Help Prevent Spreading It!

Cases of enterovirus 68, a virus similar to the common cold, are up. How can you help prevent it?

  • The best way to fight enterovirus 68 is with good hand-washing hygiene. 
  • Don't touch your face without washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water. 
  • Teach kids to cough and sneeze in their flexed elbow rather than their hands. 
  • Wash commonly touched areas of the house, such as doorknobs and sinks. 
  • Cell phones need to be cleaned often. 
  • Keep kids home from school if they have a fever or severe cough. 
  • There is no vaccine for enterovirus, but flu season is around the corner, so remember to get your flu shots!

Stay healthy!

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