Echoviruses are common human pathogens that cause a range of illnesses, from minor febrile illness to severe, potentially fatal conditions (eg, aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, paralysis, myocarditis).
Individual serotypes have different temporal patterns of circulation and cause different clinical manifestations.
What are the symptoms of Echovirus?
Most people infected by an echovirus don’t have any symptoms. If symptoms do appear, they’re usually mild and affect your upper respiratory tract. Possible symptoms include: cough.
- severe sensitivity to light (photophobia)
- a stiff or rigid neck.
Where do enteroviruses come from?
Ways to catch enterovirusesEnteroviruses are most commonly spread either by coming into contact with secretions, like saliva, sputum or mucus, from an infected person or with their faeces.
What is ev71 virus?
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is one of a large family of viruses which multiply in the human gastrointestinal tract (gut). EV71 infection can cause illness ranging from mild through to serious with life threatening complications. Reports of EV71 infection occur from time to time in Australia.
What causes aseptic meningitis?
Aseptic meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, a membrane covering the brain and spinal cord in patients whose cerebral spinal fluid test result is negative with routine bacterial cultures. Aseptic meningitis is caused by viruses, mycobacteria, spirochetes, fungi, medications, and cancer malignancies.