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Increase In Enteroviral Meningitis

Mar 26, 2019 | Chemical Pathology

An increase in the number of enteroviral meningitis cases has been reported from the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces since November 2018. All reported cases have resolved spontaneously and there have been no deaths. Enteroviral meningitis is a mild form of meningitis due to an enterovirus infections which include echo- and coxsackie viruses. Enteroviral meningitis is unrelated to serious meningitis infections caused by bacterial organisms.

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