Enterovirus D68 Focus of State Initiative
The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) are working closely together throughout the school year focusing on making sure infection control guidelines and prevention measures are in place in West Virginia schools to combat Enterovirus D68.
Enteroviruses are very common viruses; there are more than 100 types. Enterovirus infections are typically seasonal occurring in the summer and fall. People infected with enterovirus can have respiratory, rash, neurologic, gastrointestinal and cardiac illness. Most infected people have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, but some infections can be serious.