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Viral cultures: Enteroviruses, such as coxsackie, echo, and polio, replicate in the gastrointestinal track and may cause fever and vague GI symptoms. More serious disease can occur if the virus spread to the central nervous system (causing viral meningitis or even poliomyelitis) or heart (causing myocarditis). The stool, cerebrospinal fluid and heart tissue can be cultured for this group of viruses. ...Read more
Depends: Enterovirus 68 has gotten a lot of press recently. It has been causing outbreaks of severe respiratory disease, mainly limited to children with asthma or other respiratory problems. There is no specific treatment, but supportive care is very effective. Fortunately, the fatality rate from the virus is very low with proper supportive care. Hope this helps! ...Read more
As an adult asthmatic how worried do I need to be about the Enterovirus D68 that's hit mostly kids?
What are some ways to prevent getting the enterovirus? Also, does this virus share the same origins as the cold?
Enteroviruses: There are numerous different enteroviruses (poliomyelitis, Coxsackie, etc.) Enterovirus 68, is similar to the rhinovirus that causes the common cold, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But unlike a cold, the infection can lead to severe respiratory symptoms like wheezing. To prevent this stay away from infected persons, wash hands after touching people. ...Read more
When cleaning after someone has been ill with enterovirus infection, do we need to disinfect the whole room or just the things they may have touched?
Cleaning: When someone is sick with viral infection, it's a good idea to clean the room totally. That's using a good product like clorox wipes to clean and disinfect the surfaces and wash bedding in hot water. This will decrease the transmission if disease. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coxsachie: Group a coxsackieviruses tend to infect the skin and mucous membranes, causing herpangina, acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, and hand foot and mouth disease coxachie b cardiomyopathy entro 17 produces nervous system disorders and hand foot mouth disease though milder cases may cause diarrhea or be asymptomatic. ...Read more
Can you tell me about enterovirus 68? And what precautions I need to take with my 3 1/2 year old and 9 month old?
Enteroviral D68: Best to check out the CDC website for uptodate information. It is a respiratory illness and is air borne. The best you can do is to avoid public gatherings or anyone sick. Follow up with a physician for any worrisome symptoms for supportive care. All the best and I hope they stay well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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It depends: Fungal meningitis is bad stuff, tough to treat successfully, but usually deadly if not treated. Herpes encephalitis can cause severe disability and/or death and should be aggressively treated as early as possible. Other viral meningitis cases could potentially resolve successfully even without medication, and are often not even clearly diagnosed initially. ...Read more
I think I caught an enterovirus from my baby girl. Head is pounding and temp is 99.7. Can I expect it to be milder for me than it was for her?
Entero virus inf.: Usually it is sfae to say that infections in babies are worse than in adults. The baby dos not have the same ability to fight of infections and generally have a rougher course.. Entero viruses are usually self limiting in adults but in babies it can be quite serious including affecting their heart or brain and various other body systems including the liver or kidney and sometimes can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Son has fever above 102 for 3 days, not many other symptoms, just lethargic.took him to dr, they say viral..was in hosp 2 wks ago for enterovirus?
Viral infections: Viral infections are common in children. Biggest issue is the continued Fever Phobia we have - belief the fever is harmful. It is not - it is how the body kills infection. Viral treatment is rest, fluids, and as needed Tylenol/motrin for pain/fever discomfort. Most improve by five days - some can break out into rash at end of infection. Keep close eye and tell your MD if any major changes. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/bacterial-and-viral-infections?page=2 ...Read more
My baby girl has enterovirus. Never turned into anything serious (herpangina, meningitis, HFM). I have caught it, can I assume that mine won't either?
Enterovirus infectio: No way in which to predict, but more severe symptoms are unlikely. ...Read more
10 mth old has viral enterovirus.Day 3- refusing all solids for last 30 hrs- very cranky.Has had water and lots of breastmilk. How long will this last?
Viruses like norovirus & enterovirus can live for weeks on hard surfaces, but what about fabric - how long do viruses survive on a sofa or pillow?
My son (6) had viral meningitis (enterovirus) last week. He was good for 3 days then got a temp (38.2) and now has chronic diarrhear. Is this normal?
I think I have enterovirus- headache, mild congestion, localized rash on belly that lasted two days.Should I get tested to see if this is what I have?
Diarrhea???: You forgot the main symptom of enter overall infection---- ie GI symptoms. Anyway, testing for it will not change course of action and management. Sounds like some sort of viral infection ( even if not enterovirus!). All viral illnesses run 7-10 day course--- with or without treatment. Just keep yourself well hydrated. ...Read more
My son 1 year old had enterovirus.now he doesn't have a twmperature just a loose stool. Pediatrition told me no fruits. Can i give him fruits?
Fruits & diarrhea: The sugar content of fruits is fairly high, and that high sugar content in a stressed intestinal tract will prolong the loose stools. While not dangerous for him, it will prolong the time he has loose stools and may cause some cramping and gas. If your pediatrician says it's best to wait a few weeks to give fruit again, I would heed his/her call and choose other options for a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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