Prevention & Treatment
There is no vaccine to protect you from non-polio enterovirus infection.
Since many infected people do not have symptoms, it is difficult to prevent non-polio enteroviruses from spreading.
You can help protect yourself and others from non-polio enterovirus infections by—
- Washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after using the toilet and changing diapers,
- Avoiding close contact, such as touching and shaking hands, with people who are sick, and
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.
Also see this infographic on prevention steps, Keep Your Child from Getting and Spreading Enterovirus D68.
There is no specific treatment for non-polio enterovirus infection. People with mild illness caused by non-polio enterovirus infection typically only need symptom treatment. They usually recover completely. However, some illnesses caused by non-polio enteroviruses can be severe enough to require hospitalization.
If you are concerned about your symptoms, you should contact your health care provider.Top of Page
- Page last reviewed: September 8, 2014
- Page last updated: September 12, 2014
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