How is it diagnosed?
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) can only be diagnosed by doing specific lab tests on specimens from a person’s nose and throat.

The Center for Disease Control recommends that clinicians only consider EV-D68 testing for patients with severe respiratory illness and when the cause is unclear. Clinicians should contact their local health department for guidance.

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1. What are the symptoms of Enterovirus D68 infection?
2. How does the virus spread?
3. Who is at risk?
4. How is it diagnosed?
5. What are the treatments?
6. How can I protect myself?