MEDIA ADVISORY: Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Columbus Public Health to Host Twitter Chat on Enteroviruses

September 11, 2014

WHAT:

Virtually join Nationwide Children’s Hospital (@NationwideKids) and Columbus Public Health (@ColumbusHealth) for a Twitter chat about Enteroviruses and Enterovirus D68. Use the hashtag #NCHVirusChat to join in the conversation on Twitter and follow @NationwideKids and @ColumbusHealth.

WHEN:

Friday, September 12 at 3 p.m.

WHO:    

Michael Patrick, MD, Emergency Medicine physician and medical director and host of PediaCast, and Dennis Cunningham, MD, medical director of Epidemiology and member of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s, will co-host the chat and answer your questions. Mysheika Williams Roberts, MD, medical director and assistant health commissioner of Columbus Public Health, will answer questions from @ColumbusHealth.

WHY:

To answer your questions about viruses: What is Enterovirus D68 and how does it spread? What are the symptoms of Enterovirus D68 and what causes similar symptoms? How do you treat this virus and similar viruses? What can I do to protect myself and my family?

For more information about Enterovirus D68, visit Nationwide Children’s 700 Children’s blog.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.