4-year-Old Odessa girl Sent To Lubbock Hospital After It Was Confirmed She Had Entrovirus

4-year-Old Odessa girl Sent To Lubbock Hospital After It Was Confirmed She Had Entrovirus

Iline Tang

NewsWest 9

ODESSA - It all started on Friday at the Odessa College Children's Center.The four-year-old girl began coughing a lot and said she was tired. She was sent home from school and her mother took her to doctor.

From there she was taken to the emergency room where it was confirmed that she had enterovirus.

The little girl was then taken to Covenant Children's Hospital in Lubbock.

NewsWest 9 is told she is continuing to improve and that she is expected to be released in the next day or so.

There is no word on if she had the enterovirus d-68 strain which has been causing concern around the nation.

The staff at the children's center have disinfected the center and say there are no other cases.

They also sent out a letter to parents and guardians to let them know what was going on.

Enterovirus can be a potentially serious respiratory disease, it acts like the common cold and has symptoms such as a fever, runny nose and body aches.

The virus can be contracted through touching one another.

Some of the ways you can prevent enterovirus is by washing your hands and to avoid touching your face

There's been nearly 300 confirmed cases of enterovirus d-68 in 40 states.

In Denver, four children have tested positive for that viral strain; They either have weakness or paralysis in their arms or legs. Doctors do not yet know if the enterovirus d-68 is to blame.