• Joseph L. Melnick
Part of the Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis book series (IAPA)


The polioviruses are the only enteroviruses for which there is sufficient information to devote a chapter to their neurotropism and prevention by immunologic methods. They are thus the main feature of this chapter. However, it is important to bear in mind that other enteroviruses may also invade the central nervous system (CNS). Especially prominent in this regard are coxsackie B viruses and enterovirus type 71, but other nonpolio enteroviruses also have been associated with CNS disease.


Central Nervous System Disease Aseptic Meningitis Oral Poliovirus Vaccine Enterovirus Infection Poliovirus Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph L. Melnick
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Molecular VirologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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