Lately, a warning has been issued from the experts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stating the spread of a virus that can give rise to issues like paralysis and muscle weakness in kids.
On Friday, an alert was issued by them mentioning enterovirus D68. most certainly this virus gives rise to severe respiratory issues, especially in kids. The symptoms that can be experienced can be both mild and severe. Taking enterovirus into consideration, this is large and polio is a part of it too. It can not only harm the nervous system but also make the muscles weak.
At times, enterovirus can also give rise to a medical condition called acute flaccid myelitis. If you are someone who feels inflammation in the neck area of the spinal cord, get checked as soon as possible. There have been people who are experiencing this pain and they have not been able to move their arms properly. On the other hand, some of them are also experiencing weakness completely.
It was in 2014 in the United States when more than ten percent of people were diagnosed with EV-D68. Even though this medical condition is rare to happen, experts have recommended people get tested for EV-D68 without taking it for granted. This is because recovering from this rare condition is usually difficult. There are chances that a patient may recover, however, it takes time.
In 2022, CDC examined kids and found cases among kids. Most of them are experiencing severe respiratory issues. If we take into account the data from March to August, about eighty-four kids have been diagnosed with EV-D68. For the month of September, thirteen cases have been confirmed in the United States.
“We have a group of kids now who’ve never seen the virus because they weren’t having school exposures. So we think the at-risk population is bigger than in 2020,” states a report.
All the medical centers in the United States are asked to be on the lookout for EV-D68 in kids. If the cases are confirmed, think no more and start with the treatment immediately.
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