Enterovirus D68: Every year, millions of children experience health problems caused by one of various enterovirus infections, showing symptoms that can include coughing, sneezing, and fever. This year, Enterovirus D-68, has also been associated with severe respiratory illness. Below are some resources to help you learn more about EV-D68, and how to keep your child from getting and spreading this enterovirus.
· Web Feature , "What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68"
· Drop-in newsletter article (matte article) , "Parents: Learn the Facts about Enterovirus D68"
· Fact sheet for parents , "What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68"
· General questions and answers for the public
· Infographic: Keep Your Child from Getting and Spreading Enterovirus D68
Ebola: Find out the facts about Ebola in the documents below, "Facts about Ebola" and "Ebola Public Health Advisory." Ebola is not air-borne nor can it be spread through casual contact. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed 2 cases in Texas; no cases have been confirmed in Massachusetts, and the MA Department of Health indicates that "the possibility of an Ebola case in the Commonwealth remains very low."
Epi-Pens: If your child has been diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy, you may be eligible for a free Epi Pen. For more information, download the flyer below or visit www.epipen.com.