Research and analysis

Enterovirus: strain characterisation

Graphs showing cumulative strain characterisation data for enterovirus.



Data source for enterovirus typing data

The national reference laboratory at PHE Colindale, the Enteric Virus Unit (EVU), asks local diagnostic laboratories to forward samples in which enterovirus RNA has been detected, for the purposes of national enhanced enterovirus surveillance.

Samples received are unselected and consist of faecal, CSF, respiratory, blood, skin swab and tissue samples, from patients with a variety of clinical presentations and differing severities of illness.

The majority of samples are received from laboratories located within England.

Published 20 February 2019
Last updated 24 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Figure 1' to include June 2019 data.
  2. Updated 'Figure 1' to include May 2019 data.
  3. Updated 'Figure 1' to include April 2019 data.
  4. Updated 'Figure 1' to include March 2019 data.
  5. Added updated figure 1.
  6. First published.