• EV71
  • Chou said that all four of the patients who died fell victim to the same enterovirus strain - EV71. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Meanwhile, Liu Ching-chuan (劉清泉), director of the infectious disease control department at Cheng Kung National University Hospital, said this year might see a major enterovirus outbreak, with the number of serious EV71 cases surging to as many as 300 by next month. (taipeitimes.com)
  • In 1998, Liu said, Taiwan recorded 405 serious EV71 cases with 78 fatalities, while in 2000, only a few cases were documented and there had been no serious enterovirus outbreak since 2005. (taipeitimes.com)
  • The basic reproductive number (R0) for enterovirus 71 (EV71) was estimated to a median of 5.48 with an interquartile range of 4.20 to 6.51. (wikipedia.org)
  • outbreak
  • Enteroviruses often appear in the summer and fall, but an outbreak like this hasn't occurred since the 1960s, Hoyen said. (go.com)
  • Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn't require hospitals and labs to report enterovirus D68, public health officials may never know the true scope of the outbreak, said ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser. (go.com)
  • Liu said that Taiwan seems to see an enterovirus outbreak about once every 10 years and that this could just be part of the cycle. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Soon after Lee assumed his post, an outbreak of enterovirus 71 affected seven counties, during which Lee promoted hand hygiene. (wikipedia.org)
  • EV68
  • Unlike all other enteroviruses, EV68 displays acid lability and a lower optimum growth temperature, both characteristic features of the human rhinoviruses. (wikipedia.org)
  • genome
  • All enteroviruses contain a genome of approximately 7,500 bases and are known to have a high mutation rate due to low-fidelity replication and frequent recombination. (wikipedia.org)
  • virus
  • Dr. Claudia Hoyen said the virus, called enterovirus D68, probably affected thousands of children -- and that's just in Cleveland, where she works. (go.com)
  • So although the CDC is reporting 97 confirmed enterovirus cases, this number does not in any way reflect the true number of people who are infected or sick," Besser said, adding that most local health departments have no way of testing for the virus and no reason to do so because there is no cure available. (go.com)
  • The respiratory virus Enterovirus D68 has now been confirmed to have made more than a dozen children ill in Alberta. (cbc.ca)
  • Parents who have young children with asthma are being advised to ensure their child's condition is controlled to avoid contact with respiratory virus enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • cases
  • The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that almost all of the enterovirus cases reported in 2014 occurred in children. (healthcentral.com)
  • Parents of young children should remain vigilant in their efforts to prevent disease as the number of confirmed serious enterovirus cases has increased by 14 in the past three days, a Department of Health (DOH) official warned yesterday. (taipeitimes.com)
  • The figures showed that the number of confirmed serious enterovirus cases has risen swiftly since Tuesday, when the number was 93, with two fatalities in just three days. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Cases have been described to occur late in the enterovirus season (roughly the period of time between the spring equinox and autumn equinox), which is typically during August and September in the Northern Hemisphere. (wikipedia.org)
  • mild
  • Even though Enterovirus 68 is quite common this year, it is mainly causing very mild illness and not this most horrific presentation that just occurred,' Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told CNN. (healthline.com)
  • surfaces
  • Enteroviruses can survive in a number of environments, including in freezing temperatures and high acidity, and can live on uncleaned surfaces for days. (healthcentral.com)
  • To properly tackle enterovirus, wipe surfaces with both your regular household cleaner and a low-toxicity disinfectant or sanitizer. (healthcentral.com)
  • diseases
  • While paralytic poliomyelitis is targeted for global eradication through vaccination, the nonpolio enteroviruses continue to be responsible for a wide spectrum of diseases. (prohealth.com)
  • children
  • Young children with asthma or other breathing problems can have serious breathing problems develop when infected with this enterovirus. (medicinenet.com)
  • The Inquisitr reported that earlier this year another enterovirus created a surge in Type 1 Diabetes in young children. (inquisitr.com)