Symptoms of non-polio enterovirus infections

Learn about the symptoms of non-polio enterovirus infections, what to look for and what to do if you become ill.

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What are the symptoms of non-polio enterovirus infections?

You will likely have no symptoms.

Some people show mild symptoms, such as:

  • fever
  • runny nose
  • sneezing and coughing
  • skin rash
  • mouth blisters
  • body and muscle aches

Some strains of the virus cause hand, foot and mouth disease in children. This disease causes sores in the mouth as well as on the hands and feet.

Children with asthma who get sick from the virus may have a hard time breathing.

In rare cases, you may develop:

  • a heart infection
  • a brain and spinal cord infection
  • paralysis (when you are unable to move)

What do you do if you become ill?

You will probably not be sick for very long and will recover on your own.

Contact your health care provider if you have questions or concerns.

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