The Picornavirus belongs to the same genera of viruses as the Enterovirus, Aphthovirus, Cardiovirus, Rhinovirus, and Heptavuris. The viruses in this family can cause a range of diseases including paralysis, meningitis, hepatitis and poliomyelitis. This particular virus dwells in the gastrointestinal system of the host.
The Picornavirus occupies its own Hepatovirus genus of the Picornaviridae viral family. It most commonly travels through the fecal-oral route and most often travels from person-to-person through contaminated water or food.
In many cases, Picornaviruses have been found to be asymptomatic. However, it is not uncommon for larger symptoms to be present. These may include: