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Medical Minute: Enterovirus D68- What Parents Need to Know

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about Enterovirus D68, a respiratory virus affecting children, in the news recently.  An unusually high amount of cases have been reported throughout the country and a handful of suspected cases have been reported in Massachusetts in the last day or so.  Pediatrician Dr. Joanne Samant took a few minutes to sit down and share with us exactly what this virus is, symptoms parents should watch for and how it’s treated.  Please contact your child’s pediatrician if you have any questions.

Dr. Samant is a pediatrician at our May St., Worcester location and is welcoming new patients!  Learn more about her here.

Medical Minute: Enterovirus D68- What Parents Need to Know

About Joanne Samant, MD

Dr. Joanne Samant has always been interested in health and learning how the human body works. As a child, she would even go to the library and take out books on diseases. “One time the librarian pulled me aside and asked me if I was worried if I had a particular disease,” she explains. “I remember I said I just liked reading about them…I guess I have always found medicine fascinating.”

During her medical training, Dr....

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