How are enteroviruses classified?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The enteroviruses belong to the family Picornaviridae and are further classified as follows:

  • Poliovirus (3 serotypes)

  • Coxsackievirus A (23 serotypes)

  • Coxsackievirus B (6 serotypes)

  • Echovirus (31 serotypes)

  • Newly recognized enterovirus serotypes 68-71


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