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Lab Update 39 - Enterovirus Laboratory Testing

Jun 02, 2023 | Microbiology


Enteroviruses are common human pathogens, transmitted mainly through the faecal oral route or, less commonly, the respiratory route. Enteroviruses present with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, ranging from mild to severe. Clinically, enteroviruses can be divided into polio and non-polio enteroviruses. Non-polio enteroviruses include coxsackie A viruses, coxsackie B viruses, echoviruses and other “newer” enteroviruses such as enterovirus A71 and enterovirus D68. The appropriate diagnostic test depends on where the patient is in the course of the disease....

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