Parechovirus: an important emerging infection in young infants


In late 2017, public health warnings were issued about a national epidemic of human parechovirus (HPeV) in young children. This article reviews the epidemiology of HPeV in Australia since 2013 and provides guidance to clinicians on the management of suspected infection.

Philip N Britton, Cheryl A Jones, Kristine Macartney, Allen C Cheng

1-hour Reading


Learning Outcomes

  1. Become familiar with the virology and epidemiology of the parechovirus (HPeV)
  2. List and explain the clinical syndromes and complications of young children presenting with HPeV infections
  3. Learn the precautions to be taken when treating a young child presenting with the HPeV symptoms and understand future directions of emerging therapies


Virus, HPeV, viral infection, symptoms, contamination, future treatment options, precautions



Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Paediatric Medicine
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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