Enterovirus infections (non-polio) are a class of viruses that induce various diseases, often resulting in moderate symptoms like a cold or a severe sickness with symptoms similar to polio. They produce more than 10 million illnesses in the U.S. every year and are linked to severe flaccid myelitis, which causes paralysis and weakness in kids.
Furthermore, in certain situations, particularly in young infants or adults with impaired immunity, enterovirus infections (non-polio) could lead to significant problems. This infection is typically spread via intimate physical interaction with an infected individual. The virus is present in blister fluid, feces, and saliva. When you come into contact with a sneezed-on surface, shake your fingers, or change diapers, you would’ve been exposed to the virus if you subsequently touched your mouth or face without thoroughly washing your hands.