Saginaw County Health Department Checking for Potential Cases of Entovirus-D68
The virus has hit states such as Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri, and officials are keeping a close watch on the hospitals in Michigan.
Entovirus-D68, or E-D68, has not been very common throughout the United States. It was first discovered in California in 1962. However, from August to mid-September, 97 cases of the upper respiratory illness were reported in the six states listed above, mostly in children.
The Saginaw County Health Department is keeping a close eye on local hospitals and testing for possible cases of E-D68, but none have been reported in Michigan so far. There is no treatment for E-D68.