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5 New Confirmed Cases Of Enterovirus D-68 In NJ; 2 Cases In Camden County

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) -- The CDC has confirmed a second case of Enterovirus D-68 in Camden County, New Jersey.

There are five other new cases in New Jersey bringing the state total to 14. The State Health Department says for medical privacy reasons, it will not be providing additional information about the children.

Enterovirus D-68 causes respiratory symptoms such as coughing, runny nose, sneezing and body and muscle aches. It can also causes low grade fevers.

Enteroviruses are transmitted through close contact with an infected person or by touching objects or surfaces that are contaminated and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

"The most important thing you can do to keep your family healthy this season is to teach them the importance of washing their hands," said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department.

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