Enteroviral Infections

Enteroviruses are small viruses that are made of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and protein. Enteroviruses belong to the Picornaviridae family of viruses and are divided into 5 groups with many types within each group, including polioviruses (3 types), coxsackieviruses A (23 types), coxsackieviruses B (6 types), echoviruses (33 types), and other enteroviruses (4 types).

ECDC have produced a rapid risk assessment on Enterovirus 68 detections in the US and Canada, September 26th 2014: http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/enterovirus-68-USA-Canada-rapid-risk-assessment.pdf

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