Factsheet about enteroviruses
Enteroviruses are a group of viruses that cause a number of infectious illnesses which are usually mild. However if they infect the central nervous system, they can cause serious illness. The two most common ones are echovirus and coxsackievirus, but there are several others. Enteroviruses also cause polio and hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), which are the subjects of separate factsheets.
Rapid risk assessment: Meningitis outbreak, Suceava county, Romania, June 2012
An outbreak of aseptic meningitis associated to a kindergarten in Suceava city in northern Romania has been reported. A total of 62 cases of enterovirus have been reported identified in the city and wider district, 53 cases of which have led to aseptic meningitis. ECDC has prepared a rapid risk assessment on the outbreak
Epidemiological updates on enteroviruses
Situation updates on a currently evolving outbreak or a public health threat. The epidemiological updates typically contain a description of case numbers, temporal and geographic distribution, as well as age and sex distribution. It can also include information on the identified or potential risk factors and assessments.
Risk assessments on enteroviruses
Rapid risk assessments aim at supporting the countries and the European Commission in their preparedness and response to a public health threat. They provide a timely summary and risk assessment of a public health threat for EU/EEA countries related to a specific event. They also include potential options for response. As outbreaks or public health events develop, ECDC may issue updated risk assessments.
Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 September 2014, week 37
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 7-13 September 2014, and includes updates on polio, West Nile virus, Enterovirus, Ebola virus, avian influenza, dengue and chikungunya.
Communicable disease threats report, 14-20 September 2014, week 38
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 14-20 September 2014, and includes updates on West Nile virus, chikungunya, Ebola virus, Enterovirus and polio.
Communicable disease threats report, 21-27 September 2014, week 39
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 21-27 September, an includes update on West Nile virus, Chikungunya, polio, Ebola virus, Enterovirus and dengue.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Enterovirus 68 detections in the USA and Canada
The EU/EEA countries have a moderate risk of transmission of the Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68), although no increase of acute respiratory infections or hospital admissions has been reported so far this year, according to a new risk assessment published today by ECDC. The report also indicates that the likelihood for cases to be detected in EU/EEA is low because most countries do not routinely screen for EV-D68, and the disease is not notifiable.