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n. pl. ech·o·vi·rus·es
Any of various enteroviruses of the gastrointestinal tract associated with certain diseases, such as viral meningitis, mild respiratory infections, and severe diarrhea in newborns.

[e(nteric) c(ytopathogenic) h(uman) o(rphan) virus.]


(ˈɛkəʊˌvaɪrəs) or

ECHO virus

(Microbiology) any of a group of viruses that can cause symptoms of mild meningitis, the common cold, or infections of the intestinal and respiratory tracts
[C20: from the initials of Enteric Cytopathic Human Orphan ("orphan" because originally believed to be unrelated to any disease) + virus]


(ˈɛk oʊˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of numerous retroviruses of the picornavirus group, some harmless and others associated with various human disorders, as aseptic meningitis.
[1950–55; echo- (acronym from enteric cytopathogenic human orphan) + virus]
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Noun1.echovirus - any of a group of viruses associated with various diseases including viral meningitis and mild respiratory disorders and diarrhea in newborn infants
enterovirus - any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)
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Thus far this year, 20 cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications, including 1 death, respectively caused by enterovirus D68 (8 cases), CA 6 (3 cases), CB3 (2 cases), CA9 (2cases), echovirus 5 (2 cases), enterovirus 71 (2 cases), and CA 2 (1 case) have been confirmed, Taiwan CDC said.
These viruses include influenza virus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, phlebotomus fever virus, cocksackie B virus, echovirus, dengue virus, systemic acute respiratory syndrome virus, parvovirus, smallpox virus, vaccinia virus, and rubella virus (7).
Human parechoviruses (HPeV), previously designated as echovirus 22 and 23, belong to the Parechovirus genus within the Picornaviridae family and has been designated HPeV 1 and 2 respectively (1) The HPeV genome organization and disease spectrum are similar to other viruses in the Picornaviridae family.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is caused by the picornavirus family, including the Coxsackievirus, Enterovirus, and Echovirus.
Myositis is a well-known manifestation of numerous infectious diseases, viral infections being the most common (Influenza A and B, Coxsackie Virus, Epstein Barr Virus, Herpes Simplex Virus, Parainfluenza, Adenovirus, Echovirus, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Cytomegalovirus (CMV).
It is probably caused by a viral infection with mumps virus, echovirus, coxsackievirus, Epstein-Barr virus, influenza and adenovirus.
Others = influenza A-B, parainfluenza (1-4), corona (63,229, HKU, 43), rhinovirus, RSV, HMPV, Boca virus, Enterovirus, par echovirus, and mycoplasma pneumonia.
Peyer's patches hyperplasia can occur secondary to viruses such as adenovirus, enterovirus, echovirus and human herpes virus.
The frequency with which individual types circulated from year to year varied considerably, with only echovirus 18 constituting at least 5% of reported annual detections in at least 4 of the 5 years.
The incriminated infectious agents reported to date are rubella, Echovirus 7, mumps, cytomegalovirus, parainfluenza, coxsackievirus, adenovirus, influenza A, human herpes virus 6, hepatitis B, parvovirus B19, Epstein-Barr virus, Yersinia enterocolitica, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Brucella abortus, and Borrelia burgdorferi.
Whole bovine colostrum and specifically PRPs have been shown to have antiviral activity against adenovirus, alphavirus, dengue virus, echovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, enterovirus 71, hantavirus, hepatitis C virus, herpes viruses, HIV-1, human papilloma virus, influenza, Japanese encephalitis, measles, poliovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, rotavirus, St.
Clinicamente se presenta como un cuadro de inicio reciente, inespecifico, de dolor retroesternal, asociado a fiebre ocasional (rara en adultos mayores o ninos) y ligadas a antecedentes de infecciones virales recientes en un 30-50% de los casos (Coxsackie A9, B1-4, Echovirus 8, paperas, virus de Epstein-Barr, citomegalovirus, varicela, sarampion, VIH, parvovirus B19, etc.