2nd Case of Enterovirus Confirmed In Florida

The Florida Department of Health on Thursday confirmed a second case of the enterovirus in Florida.

According to WPLG, the Florida DOH is advising parents, childcare workers and healthcare professionals in Escambia county to the vigilant for the virus.

EV-68 can cause trouble breathing in children and infants and is extremely contagious. It spreads through droplets of coughs and sneezes and can spread through countertops, doorknobs, etc.

Symptoms of EV-68 are similar to the flu and in some cases requires hospitalization.