50 cases of EV-D68 confirmed in Alberta
With no specific treatment or vaccine, Alberta Health Services is bracing for a surge in Enteroviruses; including the dreaded EV-D68. 50 cases of the strain have already been confirmed in Alberta this year, with an increase in cases of Enteroviruses usually seen in the fall and winter seasons. Dr. Judy MacDonald, with AHS, says they can cause various types of illness, including respiratory illness that affects the nose, throat and lungs. "Often there are no symptoms at all," explained MacDonald....