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.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory disease that can infect any person, but is worse in infants and small children. Pertussis can be prevented by getting a Pertussis vaccine. Contact the health department or your medical provider for the vaccine. For more information, please see the Department of Public Health fact sheet on Pertussis.
Hepatitis is a viral disease that affects the liver. For information on the types of Hepatitis, modes of transmission, and treatment, please see the Department of Public Health fact sheets below.
Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)
Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
For more information contact one of our Public Health Nurses by calling the Marathon County Health Department at 715-261-1900.