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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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HPeV1 (known as echovirus 22 until 1999) has occasionally been associated with severe diseases, such as encephalitis, acute flaccid paralysis, myocarditis, and neonatal sepsis (2), but in Japan, it has been isolated only from patients with mild diseases, including gastroenteritis, upper respiratory tract infection, and hand, foot, and mouth disease (3).
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.
Enterovirusler picornavirus ailesinden olup; Coxsackievirus A ve B, Echovirus ve daha yeni numaralandirilmis enterovirus 68-71 ve poliovirusleri icerir.
This association was particularly strong for norovirus genogroup I (NoV-GI) and between adult AGI and enteroviruses when echovirus serotypes predominated.
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Viral meningitis in child care center staff and parents: an outbreak of echovirus 30 infections.
Banister (2004) and Echovirus (2007) note that prenatal sex selection should result in fewer unwanted girls, declines in female infanticide, and reductions in "excess" female mortality because of neglect.
Acute parotitis is common in childhood, mostly associated with mumps infection and among the other causes there exist Staphylococcus aureus, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Mycobacterium tuberculosis, echovirus, parainfluenza (types 1 and 3), coxsackievirus A, adenovirus or cytomegalovirus (1).
Echovirus 11 ile meydana gelen santral sinir sisteminin enteroviral enfeksiyonlari dikkat edilmesi gereken bir durumdur (53,54).
Virus Influenza A H1N1 Adenovirus Type 1 Netherlands/134/04 HI Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) Singapore/63/04 HI BVDV New Caledonia/20/99 Coronavirus 229E A/Hong Kong/29/2006 Coronavirus NL63 A/Virginia/01/2006 Coronavirus OC43 A/Taiwan/42/2006 CMV A/Kentucky/01/2005 Coxsackie Virus A9 A/Hong Kong/218/2006 Coxsackie Virus A21 A/Hawaii/15/2001 Coxsackie Virus B5 A/BEIJING/262/95 EBV A/BAYERN/07/95 Echovirus 11 A/JOHANNESBURG/82/96 HAV A/KRASNOYARSK/46/2005 HIV-1 III B A/VICTORIA/504/2005 HIV-1 Mn A/HENAN/8/05 HIV-1 Ba-L A/HONG KONG/4922/05 HSV-I A/.
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