Non-polio enteroviruses are small RNA viruses that belong to the family Picornaviridae that spread among people by secretions from the gastrointestinal tract or sometimes by respiratory infections Stools of 122 healthy persons were collected weekly for 5 weeks. Eight serotypes of non-polio enteroviruses (echovirus 30, 33, 12, 25, coxsackievirus A10, A2, A4, A24) were isolated from 62 persons, with an overall isolation rate of 51%, and 64% and 35% among children under 10 years and adults over age 21 years. Fifty-four per cent of isolations were due to intrafamilial infection.
The treatment for enterovirus infections is mainly supportive and designed to reduce the symptoms caused by the various enterovirus types. Prevention of non-polio enterovirus infection is best accomplished by avoiding contact with infected people, using good sanitation practices, and by disinfecting potentially contaminated surfaces. There is no vaccine available to prevent infection with the non-polio enteroviruses