Echovirus infections are fairly common and contagious, predominantly spread via contaminated fecal matter. But transmission is occasionally through oral secretions. And this viral infection is most active during the summer and fall.
Echoviruses usually cause mild discomfort, with low fever, intestinal infection and/or skin rash symptoms. Yet, many carry this virus around in their digestive system without experiencing any noticeable infection symptoms.
But less frequently, echovirus can cause a significant health condition. In fact, some cases have been fatal.
Fever, intestinal infection and skin rash symptoms can be accompanied by other infectious disease symptoms depending on the severity of your infection. Echovirus pathogens can cause a broad range of health conditions and symptoms, like:
- neonatal sepsis
- viral meningitis
- viral pharyngitis
- respiratory infection ~ common cold, sore throat, bronchitis, bronchiolitis