Enteroviruses infect an estimated 50 million people each year in the US.

Enteroviruses are small, very contagious viruses made of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and protein. The most well known are polioviruses - the cause of paralytic poliomyelitis, commonly known as polio.

This section provides an overview of common symptoms associated with enteroviruses.

Chronic infections, also referred to as persistent, may stay in the body for years at low levels and are harder to diagnose. Enteroviruses can persist in three different ways.

Diseases associated with enteroviruses can be acute or chronic.

We have provided information on specific diseases associated with enteroviruses and at least one reference to assist in finding more information.

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The Enterovirus Foundation is dedicated to understanding the role and reach of enteroviruses in disease. To raise public awareness about enteroviruses and their role in disease.