1921
Volume 8, Issue 2_Part_1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Summary

We now know that human enteroviruses are a) , being found in all parts of the world; b) , with occurrence limited principally to the summer months, and to tropical and subtropical areas and health resorts; c) , being causative agents of inescapable afflictions of man; d) in their selection of habitat, persisting under natural conditions as transient occupants of the orointestinal tract; e) , making easy the problem of transfer to a new host by simple human association; f) , as evidenced each year by summer grippe and diarrhea, pleurodynia, paralysis, aseptic meningitis and myocarditis; and, finally, g) as shown by progressive displacement of the polioviruses as causative agents of viral disease of the central nervous system.

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