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).

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)
The United States experienced a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness in 2014. Further information on outbreak is available on the CDC website. The latest update from CDC on the investigation of the acute neurological illness, including a link to considerations for clinical management, can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/hcp/ev-d68-hcp.html. ECDC produced a rapid risk assessment on Enterovirus 68 detections in the US and Canada, 15th October 2014.

Last updated: 14 May 2018