A terrifying virus has been sweeping the Midwest: Enterovirus-D68, or EV-D68, has sent hundreds of children to the hospital in Missouri in the past couple of weeks. And it looks like the virus has spread to at least 10 other states.
"It's worse in terms of scope of critically ill children who require intensive care. I would call it unprecedented. I've practiced for 30 years in pediatrics, and I've never seen anything quite like this," Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, division director for infectious diseases at Mercy Children's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, told CNN.
But it's not just children and parents who should be worried about this virus. Here's everything you need to know about EV-D68 to protect yourself, your family, and help prevent its spread.