For the first time a team of researchers have discovered clear signs of enterovirus in acute flaccid myelitis patients, strongly suggesting that the disease is viral.
Researchers have discovered that successful enterovirus infection could depend on the presence of a single protein in the host. Temporarily disabling this single protein could protect humans from the common cold and other viral diseases.
In a new review of the condition, experts from NIAID have called for a galvanized research response to growing cases of acute flaccid myelitis.
Researchers have identified a non-polio enterovirus – EV-D68 – as the potential cause of an outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis cases in Arizona.
This review aims to provide a better understanding of HEV71 virology and potential antivirals for progressive clinical development with respect to their elucidated mechanistic actions.