(nonenveloped virus)

ECHO (Enteric Cytopathic Human Orphan) virus is a collective term for several viruses of the Enterovirus genus, mainly multiplying in the gastrointestinal tract. It is nonenveloped and has an icosahedral capsid (spherical shape).

Echoviruses may cause myocarditis, gastroenteritis, or meningitis.

Main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.

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