Enteroviruses cause millions of respiratory illnesses in children every year. This year, EV-D68 has been the most common type of enterovirus identified. From mid-August to mid-October 780 cases have been diagnosed and that number is climbing. Most people who get EV-D68 are infants, children, and teens. EV-D68 causes mild to severe respiratory illness, and children with immunocompromising conditions, especially respiratory disorders, are at increased risk of severe disease. 

    Currently, EV-D68 is not reportable. The Waukesha County Public Health Division will work with school personnel, parents and healthcare providers to provide education. There are no vaccines to prevent EV-D68 infections. Control of EV-D68 will focus on good hand washing, standard disinfection procedures, and reminding parents to keep their children home when they are sick.

  • If further information is desired, please contact the Public Health Division at 262-896-8430, or toll-free at 1-800-540-3620.

    If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please contact a medical professional or call 911.