ME/CFS in the Department of Medicine

Enteroviruses

Enterviruses

What are Enteroviruses?

Enteroviruses are members of a family of viruses made of RNA (ribonucleic acid) that include four groups: polioviruses, coxsackie A viruses, coxsackie B viruses, and echoviruses. They infect millions of people worldwide and can cause many different diseases from the common cold to meningitis to paralysis. They are more likely to affect children, adolescents, and anyone with a weakened immune system (such as an organ transplant patient or HIV/AIDS patient).

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