Quick Answer: How Do You Test For Enterovirus?

What are the symptoms of enterovirus?

Key Facts.

Mild symptoms of enterovirus infection may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches.

Children with asthma are particularly at risk for severe symptoms from enterovirus infection..

How do you test for Coxsackie virus?

Definitive diagnosis can be made based on isolation of the virus in cell culture. Cytopathic effect can usually be seen within 2-6 days. Samples are normally taken from the stool or rectal swabs but may be isolated from the oropharynx early in the disease course.

How long are you contagious with the enterovirus?

The contagious period for an enterovirus infection starts about three days after infection and remains for about 10 days after symptoms develop; people can shed infectious viruses without having symptoms.

How do you catch enterovirus?

Enteroviruses are spread by close contact with an infected person. You can also become infected by touching objects or surfaces that have the virus on them and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

How do you treat enterovirus?

There is no specific treatment for non-polio enterovirus infection. People with mild illness caused by non-polio enterovirus infection typically only need to treat their symptoms. This includes drinking enough water to stay hydrated and taking over-the-counter cold medications as needed. Most people recover completely.

What does enterovirus rash look like?

Many enteroviral infections cause a rash. Typically the rash is characterized by many very small, flat red dots on the skin of the chest and back with individual lesions having the size of a pin head (1/8th of an inch).