A student at Haynes Middle School has died after preliminary test prove he had the EV-D68 virus.

According to Metro Nashville Public Schools: “The Health Department has not received a confirmation yet because specific testing is pending,” a press release said.

Advertisement

Enterovirus nc

 

“This death is a tragic reminder that cold and flu season is here. Enterovirus is a respiratory virus that most often results in symptoms of a common cold, such as coughing, sneezing and fever. Enterovirus causes a simple cold for most of us, but it can lead to serious illness and even death for a child with asthma.” h/t fox17

 
Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, is one of more than 60 types of enterovirus which commonly cause cold-like symptoms in people. It was first identified in the United States in 1962.

Have Something To Add To This Story?
Comment Your Thoughts Below!
Share This Post With Friends And Family!