Data from Division of Acute Infectious Diseases, CDC, Taiwan FAQ What are enteroviruses? Enterovirus is a general term of a group of small RNA viruses which accounts for more than 70 viruses, including Coxsackieviruses A, Coxsackieviruses B, polioviruses, echoviruses, and enteroviruses. Can these enteroviruses only be found in Taiwan? What are the epidemic seasons?
Data from Division of Acute Infectious Diseases, CDC, Taiwan Background Enterovirus belongs to a group of small RNA viruses, including polioviruses, Coxsackie A viruses, Coxsackie B viruses, echoviruses, and other enteroviruses (EVD68~). EVA71 has a significantly higher pathogenicity compared to other known enteroviruses, especially regarding neurological complications. Enteroviruses are found in the gastrointestinal tract (the stool of infected persons, mouth)… Read more »
Data from Division of Planning and Coordination, CDC, Taiwan During December 17 and 23, 2017, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) confirmed 5 new cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications. In light of the increasing number of cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications reported and the majority of these new cases are infected with enterovirus D68, Taiwan… Read more »
Data from Division of Planning and Coordination, CDC, Taiwan During December 31, 2017 and January 6, 2018, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) confirmed 3 new cases of enterovirus D68 infection with severe complications. Unlike the common symptoms of enterovirus infection such as hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and herpangina, the primary symptoms of enterovirus D68 infection… Read more »