Enterovirus

What is Enterovirus?

A large and diverse group of viruses (family Picornaviridae) that includes poliovirus types 1 to 3, coxsackieviruses A and B, echoviruses, and the enteroviruses identified since 1969 and assigned type numbers. They are transient inhabitants of the alimentary canal and are stable at low pH.

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How long does enterovirus (like EV71) and coxsackievirus live on surfaces? Particularly surfaces like clothing, sheets, etc....

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For a very limited period of time.

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While the spread of enterovirus (EV-71) is...

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My son (22) away at college has been sick for about a week. He appears to have symptoms of the common flu but I want to know the symptoms of...

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Need to know his current symptoms...

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I am sorry for the health situation your son is in.

1. Common signs of...

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My daughter and I had an enterovirus infection last week. She had nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. I only had a headache and fever. We both ran a...

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Can shed live virus up to 4 weeks...

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I am sorry for the situation you are in.

Usually, the infection from...

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