The Enterovirus D68 has been confirmed in Canada. Seven were confirmed in BC on Tuesday. Associate Medical Officer of Health with the Simcoe-Muskoka District Heath Unit Dr. Colin Lee says people most vulnerable are children who have respiratory issues like asthma.

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Enterovirus is very similar to the common cold. Lee says there isn’t a specific antibiotic for this virus. Lee says if you feel symptoms, drink lots of fluids.

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There hasn’t been any confirmed cases in Ontario yet. However, Lee say the province has only started testing for the virus last week.

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Results are expected soon. In the meantime, Lee suggests to also make sure you get your flu shot. For information on the health unit and tips visit the SMDHU’s website.