Echo viruses

Echo viruses (Enteric, cytopatogenic Human Orphan viruses) are members of the genus Enterovirus of the Picornaviridae family. They constitute the largest subset of enteroviruses, consisting of 34 serotypes. Echo viruses cause a variety of diseases, from minor febrile conditions to severe, potentially fatal conditions such as childhood enteritis, aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, paralysis and myocarditis. Initially, …

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Human enteroviruses

What are enteroviruses? The genus Enterovirus belongs to the Picornaviridae family and includes the following viral groups:      Coxsackie viruses A1 to A21, A24 and B1 to 6;      Echo Viruses 1 to 7, 9, 11 to 21, 24 to 27 and 29 to 33;      Enteroviruses 68 to 71;      Poliomyelitis viruses of types …

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