Echoviruses
A group of human Picornaviruses. ‘Echo’ is derived from enteric cytopathic human orphan, where orphan implies that they are not associated with any disease, though some are now known to cause aseptic meningitis or other disorders.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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