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.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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