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Manitoba Confirms Another Case of Enterovirus

October 15, 2014 5:33 PM | News



Manitoba has reported a fourth lab-confirmed case of enterovirus D-68.

A provincial spokesperson confirms to ChrisD.ca the case is in a child under the age of 10.

The first three cases were reported in the province earlier this month. EV-D68 is a type of virus that causes a range of illness. It is one of several circulating viruses most commonly found in the summer and fall.

To reduce the risk of an EV-D68 infection, Manitobans should regularly wash their hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer, and use proper cough etiquette, such as coughing into the elbow.

If a child has a high fever, difficulty breathing, is not drinking well or not urinating, parents can contact their health-care provider, call Health Links–Info Sante in Winnipeg at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free), go to a walk-in clinic, a QuickCare Clinic or the nearest emergency department.