A One-Step, Triplex, Real-Time RT-PCR Assay for the Simultaneous Detection of Enterovirus 71, Coxsackie A16 and Pan-Enterovirus in a Single Tube

The recent, ongoing epidemic of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), which is caused by enterovirus infection, has affected millions of children and resulted in thousands of deaths in China. Enterovirus 71 (EV71) and coxsackie A16 (CA16) are the two major distinct pathogens for HFMD. However, EV71 is more commonly associated with neurologic complications… (More)

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