California health officials Friday said they’ve now identified 32 cases of enterovirus D-68 statewide, a number that’s jumped quickly in recent days.
In Southern California, four cases were in L.A. County, three in Orange County and one in Ventura County, according to the California Department of Public Health. All 32 patients were identified as children ranging in age from a week old to 15 years old.
“There have been concerns about EV-D68 because of the large outbreaks it sparked in other parts of the country,” said Dr. Gil Chavez, epidemiologist with the California Department of Public Health.
“We are pleased that we have not seen an outbreak of EV-D68 in California, and as of today, activity remains within normal levels.”
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