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Doctor Quells Growing Health Concerns

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Concern continues to grow for Americans as more cases of Ebola and a new infection called Enterovirus D-68 threaten the well-being of our nation. Sunrise brought in an expert, Hawaii State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park to quell the fear many citizens have been feeling as of late.

Dr. Park assures the Ebola outbreak overseas does not pose the same threat level in the U.S. as it does in West Africa. Thanks to advanced medical practices and facilities, American should feel secure even with more victims of Ebola being brought back to the states.

The new Enterovirus D-68 illness, which carries the same symptoms as the common cold but more hazardous respiratory problems, is more susceptible to be spread among children. Dr. Park explains, because kids lack the same well developed immunity systems and hygienic practices of adults, the virus is more likely to stay among the youth. Prevention could be as simple as washing your hands and disinfecting commonly handled items.

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