EV-D68 No More Deadly Than Common Cold Germs, Study Finds

By Dr Deepu

HealthDay (10/16, Thompson) reports that a new study conducted at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada suggests that enterovirus D68, which made headlines in 2014 after sickening children across North America, is “no more deadly than other common cold germs.” For the study, the researchers compared “87 kids treated for EV-D68 at McMaster Children’s Hospital with 87 kids who caught a rhinovirus or some other enterovirus at the same time.” The findings were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Medscape (10/16) also covers the story.

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