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This thin section transmission electron micrograph (TEM) reveals numerous, spheroid-shaped Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) virions, which are members of the family Picornaviridae.
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified in California in 1962.
EV-D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness.
- Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches.
- Severe symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing.
Anyone with respiratory illness should contact their doctor if they are having difficulty breathing or if their symptoms are getting worse.Right click here and select "Save Target As..." for hi-resolution image (5.79 MB)
CDC/ Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Yiting Zhang
Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Yiting Zhang
CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Division of Viral Diseases; Non-Polio Enterovirus; Enterovirus D68