The symptoms of parechovirus most commonly seen in children aged six months to five years include respiratory tract infection, fever and a rash. Photo: Shutterstock
The symptoms of parechovirus most commonly seen in children aged six months to five years include respiratory tract infection, fever and a rash. Photo: Shutterstock

US issues health alert warning new parents about parechovirus – signs, symptoms in babies

  • Although not new to the US, there have been multiple reports of infections since May – symptoms can include fever, sepsis, seizures and meningitis
  • The virus has multiple strains, but PeV-A3 is most commonly associated with severe disease in newborns, the elderly and immunocompromised people

The symptoms of parechovirus most commonly seen in children aged six months to five years include respiratory tract infection, fever and a rash. Photo: Shutterstock
The symptoms of parechovirus most commonly seen in children aged six months to five years include respiratory tract infection, fever and a rash. Photo: Shutterstock
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