Increased Detections and Severe Neonatal Disease Associated with Coxsackievirus B1 Infection -- United States, 2007

Mascola, L.; Terashita, D.; Salzman, M. B.; Schnurr, D.; Yagi, S.; Padilla, T.; Verma, N.; Zheng, X.; Shulman, S. T.; Harris, M. U.; Gibson, R.; Funk, E.; Schmidt, T.; Westcott, M.; Burns, J. P.; Khetsuriani, N.; Oberste, S.; Pallansch, M.; Fowlkes, A.; Wikswo, M.
May 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/23/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 20, p553
The article offers information on neonatal diseases associated with the coxsackievirus B1 (CVB1) infection, an enterovirus disease. Monitoring of this illness was done through the National Enterovirus Surveillance System (NESS). Based on the 2007 data, both morbidity and mortality rates are higher due to the absence of diagnostic testing of enteroviruses and serotype identification from enterovirus-positive specimen. It is mentioned that good hygienic practices must be done to reduce enterovirus transmission.


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