The enterovirus has been working it’s way through the United States recently, and now Canada, as there have been three confirmed cases in British Columbia.

Goat news touched base with our North Island Medical Health Officer Dr. Charmaine Enns, who gave us some background on the virus.

She says if you have a child with asthma or another respiratory disease to pay attention, as it could become something more.

She says there have only been three confirmed cases in British Columbia, and none of them have been on Vancouver Island.

Dr. Enns adds the best intervention is prevention, and she’s advising people to wash their hands, to cover their mouth when they sneeze or cough, and to stay home when they’re feeling sick.