Enterovirus – Why are the schools still open?

enterovirusIn the shadow of the new outbreak of Ebola in Dallas, the Enterovirus D69 has been spreading across the U.S. affecting school children.   Now in 40 states, children with the respiratory virus have experienced limb weakness or paralysis.

This is pretty serious stuff!

In a world where peanuts can kill, I have to wonder why all schools have not been shut down in the wake of this dangerous virus that is spread easily by children kept in close proximity.  It this was just a flu-like situation it would not be a big deal but now that paralysis is possible I believe it has elevated to a top-level threat.

The schools need to be closed and children need to be isolated…. unless you don’t care.