Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Enterovirus information and prevention

Wednesday - Oct 15, 2014

Reports of enterovirus, a severe respiratory illness, are on the rise. Enteroviruses are very common. They cause about 10 to 15 million infections in the U.S. each year. Parents and staff need to be aware of the symptoms and enforce prevention strategies.

There is no vaccine to protect you from enterovirus infection. Since many infected people do not have symptoms, it is difficult to prevent enteroviruses from spreading. Good hygiene and proper infection control are the best defense against.

Learn more about enterovirus Head Start.