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Enterovirus

Enteroviruses, such as Coxsackie viruses and echoviruses, live in the intestines of humans and other animals. While enteroviruses usually do not cause illness, they may under certain circumstances.

Infected people pass the viruses to each other through contaminated food, water, or objects.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Current as ofDecember 6, 2012

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Last Updated: December 06, 2012
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