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Enterovirus

Enterovirus refers to a group of viruses that primarily affect the gastrointestinal system but can also cause a wide array of symptoms affecting the respiratory tract, skin, and nervous system. The viruses are highly contagious and spread via fecal-oral or respiratory routes. Common illnesses associated with enteroviruses include hand, foot, and mouth disease, viral meningitis, and respiratory infections. Diagnostic tests commonly involve PCR assays or viral culture from stool, respiratory, or cerebrospinal fluid samples. Timely diagnosis is critical for effective management, especially in vulnerable populations like infants and the immunocompromised. Public health measures often focus on hygiene to control spread.