What are the home remedies for Non-Polio Enterovirus Infection?
Enteroviruses are common viruses that are spread among people by secretions from the gastrointestinal tract or sometimes by respiratory secretions. They are small RNA viruses that belong to the family Picornaviridae and are typically classified as polioviruses or non-polio enteroviruses. Poliovirus is the prototypical enterovirus that can cause a broad spectrum of disease ranging from mild infections to meningitis or paralytic poliomyelitis; these viruses are described in detail in other articles. Non-polio enteroviruses are the remaining viruses in this group and cause up to 15 million infections per year in the U.S. A number of different viral types belong to the non-polio enteroviruses, including Coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, enterovirus D68, and other enteroviruses. Most cases of non-polio enterovirus infection do not produce any symptoms or produce only a mild illness such as a common cold. Non-polio enteroviruses can infect anyone, but most of those who become ill from these infections are children and teenagers, because they have had less time to develop immunity. Infections with non-polio enteroviruses in the U.S. are most common in the summer and fall months.