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This Halloween a new awareness campaign gets a boost from the Food Allergy Research Education (FARE) to assist trick-or-treaters with food allergies identify food allergy-aware homes who will provide non-food treats. The "Teal Pumpkin Project" was initially developed by the community support group organization Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET), approximately 2 years ago and with the help of FARE, has exploded in the media.
LAN would like to take this opportunity to highlight risk factors and risk reductions procedures provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the Enterovirus D68.
Who is at risk?
In general, infants, children, and teenagers are most likely to get infected with enteroviruses and become ill. That's because they do not yet have immunity (protection) from previous exposures to these viruses. We believe this is also true for EV-D68. Adults can get infected with enteroviruses, but they are more likely to have no symptoms or mild symptoms.
Children with asthma may have a higher risk for severe respiratory illness caused by EV-D68 infection.
The CDC suggests frequent hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds (see bullet list below image).
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