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Fourth case of enterovirus D68 confirmed in Manitoba

In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 photo, Melissa Lewis, of Denver, helps her son, Jayden Broadway, 9, as he coughs in his bed at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colo. He was treated for the enterovirus 68 and released, but his asthma made the illness more difficult to fight. The CDC is investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in children at the hospital and whether the culprit might be enterovirus 68 which is causing severe respiratory illness across the country. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Cyrus McCrimmon).
In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 photo, Melissa Lewis, of Denver, helps her son, Jayden Broadway, 9, as he coughs in his bed at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colo. He was treated for the enterovirus 68 and released, but his asthma made the illness more difficult to fight. The CDC is investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in children at the hospital and whether the culprit might be enterovirus 68 which is causing severe respiratory illness across the country. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Cyrus McCrimmon). AP Photo/The Denver Post, Cyrus McCrimmon

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.”

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