Enteroviruses belong to the family of picorna viruses. They consist of 23 subspecies of Coxsackie-A-viruses, 6 Coxsackie-B-viruses and 31 Echo- and and other Enteroviruses.
Humans are the only virus reservoir. The Enteroviruses are causing feverish diseases of the respiratory organs and the gastro intestinal tract but also encephalitis, lymphocytic meningitis, fatique, myalgia, pericarditis and myocarditis, hepatitis, IDDM (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus) as well as Herpangina, Hand-Foot-and-Mouth disease (HFM).
(1x Serum/SST tube)