Article in a professional research book (D2)

Enteroviruses (Picornaviridae)




List of Authors: Savolainen-Kopra Carita, Blomqvist Soile, Susi Petri

Edition name or number: 4th edition

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication year: 2021

Book title *: Encyclopedia of Virology

ISBN: 978-0-12-814516-6

eISBN: 978-0-12-809633-8

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.21544-6


Abstract

Enterovirus infections are very common. They occur year round, with
early autumn peaks in temperate climates. Human enteroviruses are
classified into four species, enterovirus A-D, based on their genetic
and biological properties. Infections are usually self-limited with
common cold symptoms, but they may be manifested as more severe
outcomes, such as meningitis, encephalitis and acute flaccid
paralysis/myelitis. Currently there is neither specific treatment nor
vaccination against enterovirus infections.


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