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|Florida Health Dept confirms 1st enterovirus case|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — The state Department of Health has confirmed the first Florida case of a severe respiratory illness affecting children around the country.
Officials said a 10-year-old girl in Hillsborough County was recovering Tuesday from enterovirus 68. The virus causes cold and flu-like symptoms and is considered highly contagious.
In infants and young children, the virus can cause difficulty breathing.
The Health Department is advising parents, childcare workers and health care professionals to be vigilant and practice good hygiene by washing hands frequently.
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