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By: Ray Almeda, Madison Benavides, and Juan Briones

Suspect's Description and Aliases

Enteric Cytopathic Human Orphan Virus or commonly known as ECHO Virus.


Description: The ECHO Virus is a RNA virus that belongs to the species Enterovirus B. The ECHO virus is a round cocci and has a naked protein capsid.

Crime

The diseases caused by the ECHO virus are Viral menigitus, aseptic menigitus, encephalitis, paralysis, myocarditis.

Victims

The ECHO virus tends to target young children and infants.
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The ECHO virus uses the glial cells and neuronal cells as the host cell. The ECHO virus is found all over the world but is commonly found in places with poor hygiene such as South America and Africa.

Injury Claim

ECHO virus causes a lot of damage. It damages the intestinal tract, nervous system, and any vital organs.

M.O.

The ECHO virus attaches itself the host cell by anchoring itself the cell membrane of the host cell then the ECHO virus spreads through the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system.
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Sources

Rhoades, Ross E., Jenna M. Tabor-Godwin, Ginger Tsueng, and Ralph Feuer. "Enterovirus Infections of the Central Nervous System Review." Virology. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2016.

Crime Stoppers

You can contract the ECHO by coming in contact with stool contaminated by the virus.

The virus almost always clears up on its own because no specific medicines are available to fight it. Course people who need immune system treatment can use IVIG and it will help people with severe ECHO virus infection.

Sources

"ECHO Virus : MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2016.