Many parents have told us that they have heard and read about the severe Enterovirus respiratory infections in children and teenagers that have occurred in the Midwest in recent weeks. Happily, our area has not seen much of this but parents are still concerned.
This bulletin sent to our doctors from the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics provides some of the clearest information about this condition that we have seen, including some details about the illness in Illinois.
If your child comes down with symptoms of a common cold that is almost certainly what it is. Treat it as you always would. If you observe severe or frequent cough, labored or rapid breathing, please contact us promptly.