J. G. Newland, J. R. Romero

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The enteroviruses (polioviruses, group A and B coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, and numbered enteroviruses) are an ancient and important group of RNA viruses. Humans are the only hosts for the nonpolio enteroviruses (NPEVs). Enteroviral infections occur primarily in the summer and early fall. It is estimated that annually NPEVs cause 1 billion infections worldwide. The highest incidence of NPEV infection occurs in infants and children. This article will review the important clinical syndromes caused by the NPEV, the current technology for their detection, as well as the management and prevention of NPEV disease. © 2008

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780123739605
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008


  • Acute flaccid paralysis
  • Coxsackievirus
  • Diagnosis
  • Echovirus
  • Encephalitis
  • Enterovirus
  • Foot
  • Hand
  • Herpangina
  • Immunocompromised
  • Meningitis
  • Mouth disease
  • Myocarditis
  • Neonatal
  • Picornaviridae
  • Pleconaril
  • Poliovirus
  • Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction


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