WINNIPEG — There’s another case of enterovirus D68 in the province, Manitoba Health says.
A child under 10 years of age was confirmed to have the virus, provincial officials said Wednesday.
Three other cases of the virus, which can cause other respiratory illnesses, were confirmed earlier this month.
Manitoba Health said it anticipated more cases over the course of the fall.
Symptoms of the virus can range from none to neurological effects.
“Manitobans should regularly wash their hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer, and use proper cough etiquette, such as coughing into the elbow,” Manitoba Health said in a news release. “If a child has a high fever, difficulty breathing, is not drinking well or not urinating, parents can contact their health-care provider, call Health Links/Info Sante in Winnipeg at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free), go to a walk-in clinic, a QuickCare Clinic or the nearest emergency department.”