How Many Countries Still Have Endemic Wild Polio?
Discussion Poliomyelitis is caused by an enterovirus virus which causes acute flaccid paralysis. It is transmitted through fecal-oral spread. “All three serotypes of WPV [wild polio virus] are highly contagious, although 95% of primary infections cause a transient viraemia [sic] without symptoms. Paralysis occurs in one in 150 infections due to invasion of the central nervous system (CNS) and damage to the anterior horn of the spinal nerve roots.” In the prevaccination era, infants and young children were most at risk. The inactivated (IPV, inactivated or Salk) vaccine and the oral (OPV, live-attenuated or Sabi...
Source: - October 2, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What you should know about enteroviruses and babies
Enteroviruses are a group of viruses that commonly circulate during summer and fall.  These viruses primarily affect young children, who are more susceptible to complications due to their undeveloped immune systems. Many adults have some immunity from previous exposure. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician with the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, says there is concern with newborns when it comes to enteroviruses. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads at the end… ...
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 28, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Newborn Myocarditis Cluster; Mexican Surgery Infections; Overdose Deaths Plateau
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require subscriptions. Due to enterovirus infections, there has been a cluster of severe myocarditis among newborns in Wales and England. (Telegraph) The World Meteorological Organization said that... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 18, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Enterovirus D68 and parechovirus: How can I protect my child?
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Source: - Ask a Specialist - March 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rhinoviruses, Enteroviruses Persisted During Pandemic Among Pediatric Patients
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 -- Rhinoviruses and/or enteroviruses persisted during the pandemic for children and adolescents, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in JAMA Network Open. Danielle A. Rankin, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Vanderbilt... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - February 8, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Enterovirus: strain characterisation
Graphs showing cumulative strain characterisation data for enterovirus. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Armed with air samplers, rope tricks, and —yes—ants, virus hunters spot threats in new ways
On a Friday morning in September last year, Erik Karlsson visited the sprawling Orussey market here, where vendors hawked pots and pans, phone cords and radios, hats and dresses—and myriad types of Southeast Asian food. Dozens of orange-colored, whole roasted pigs hung on hooks, crabs the size of two fists filled buckets, and stacked fruit and dried fish formed mountains on tables. Karlsson had come for the live poultry, but not because he was planning a dinner. As an epidemiologist at Cambodia’s Pasteur Institute, he was hunting for potentially dangerous pathogens, both known and unknown. He had nothing with him...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 5, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Paralysis Tied to Virus in Kids Goes Off-Script, Baffling CDC
In this report... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - January 2, 2023 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Respiratory Illnesses Among Children Associated With EV-D68 Respiratory Illnesses Among Children Associated With EV-D68
After an extended period of low EV-D68 circulation during the COVID-19 pandemic, data indicates increased detection of rhinovirus/enterovirus and EV-D68 during summer 2022.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 23, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Ohio boy, 2, is hospitalized after being infected by THREE viruses at the same time
Wilder Jackson, 2, of Middletown, Ohio - just 30 miles north of Cincinnati, was simultaneously battling rhinovirus, enterovirus and adenovirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increase in Acute Respiratory Illnesses Among Children and Adolescents Associated with Rhinoviruses and Enteroviruses, Including Enterovirus D68 - United States, July-September 2022
This report describes surveillance data that indicate increases in children with acute respiratory illness and asthma or reactive airway disease during the summer of 2022. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 6, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Asthma Children's Health Data & Statistics MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Enterovirus D68 Source Type: news

Strong Link Found Between Enterovirus and Type 1 Diabetes Strong Link Found Between Enterovirus and Type 1 Diabetes
Relationship is particularly high within 1 month of type 1 diabetes onset, suggesting potential preventive role for vaccination or antivirals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Acute Respiratory Illness Due to EV-D68 Increased in Late Summer 2022
THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 -- In late summer 2022, for children and adolescents, there was an increase in acute respiratory illness (ARI) resulting from enterovirus (EV)-D68 in the United States, according to research published in the Sept. 27... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - September 29, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pregnancy and respiratory illnesses: Tips to reduce your flu risks
Flu season usually starts in the fall, peaks during the height of winter and tapers around spring. Other respiratory illnesses, including respiratory syncytial virus, enteroviruses, the common cold and COVID-19, also can spread during flu season and cause flu-like symptoms. One of the best ways to protect yourself from illness is to get a seasonal flu shot. Vaccination is vital for those at higher risk of complications, including pregnant women, says Dr. Thomas Howell Jr., an… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 29, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news