Enterovirus Infects 25 In Michigan

October 2, 2014

"For people with asthma, it can be very difficult for them to breathe if they do indeed have this."

Angela Minicucci, Michigan Department of Community Health.

At least two dozen people in Michigan came down with a severe respiratory illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified the state health department this week that 25 cases tested positive for enterovirus-68. One was a child, less than a year old, who developed paralysis in the lower extremities. Angela Minicucci of the Michigan Department of Community Health tells WDET's Pat Batcheller there are many common strains of enterovirus. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a lot of information about EV-D68 here