Enteroviruses are a genus of viruses associated with several human and mammalian diseases. On the basis of their pathogenesis in humans and animals, the enteroviruses were originally classified into four groups, all of which (along with all serotypes) are included in the Enterovirus Detox Remedy: polioviruses, Coxsackie A viruses (CA), Coxsackie B viruses (CB), and Echoviruses.
Enteroviruses affect millions of people worldwide each year and are often found in the respiratory secretions (e.g., saliva, sputum, or nasal mucus) and stool of an infected person. Currently, there are 62 non-polio enteroviruses that can cause disease in humans: 23 Coxsackie A viruses, 6 Coxsackie B viruses, 28 echoviruses, and 5 other enteroviruses. Poliovirus, as well as coxsackie and echovirus are spread through the fecal-oral route.
Diseases caused by Enterovirus infections:
- Poliomyelitis (the cause of Polio) is the most notable disease caused by enterovirus infection.
- Nonspecific febrile illness is the most common presentation of enterovirus infection. Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, sore throat, gastrointestinal distress, and headache. Abdominal discomfort may also be reported in some patients.
- Enteroviruses are by far the most common causes of aseptic meningitis in children. In the United States, enteroviruses are responsible for 30,000 to 50,000 meningitis hospitalizations per year as a result of 30 to 50 million infections.
- Pleurodynia is characerized by severe paroxysmal pain in the chest and abdomen, along with fever, and sometimes nausea, headache, and emesis.
- Pericarditis and/or myocarditis (inflammation of heart) are typically caused by enteroviruses. Symptoms consist of fever with dyspnea (shortness of breath) and chest pain. Arrhythmias, heart failure, and myocardial infarction have also been reported.
- Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (eye) can be caused by enteroviruses.
- Herpangina is caused by Coxsackie A virus and results in a vesicular rash in the oral cavity and on the pharynx, along with high fever, sore throat, malaise, and often dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), loss of appetite, back pain, and headache. It is also self limiting, with symptoms typically ending in 3–4 days.
- Hand, foot and mouth disease is a childhood illness most commonly caused by infection from Coxsackie A virus or EV71.
- Encephalitis is rare manifestation of enterovirus infection, but it does occur.
- Bornholm disease (causes flu like symptoms) is enteroviral in origin.
- A 2007 study suggested that acute respiratory or gastrointestinal infections associated with enterovirus may be a factor in chronic fatigue syndrome.
The Entero Detox Remedy actually covers the entire Picornavirus family, of which Entero and many other viruses are a sub-class. See full list of what this Detox Contains here.