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In the United States, people are more likely to get infected with Enteroviruses in the summer and fall.
Children with asthma may have a higher risk for severe respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection.
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.
Some people with severe respiratory illness may need to be hospitalized.