Enterovirus 71: the virus, its infections and outbreaks.

  title={Enterovirus 71: the virus, its infections and outbreaks.},
  author={Monto Ho},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  volume={33 4},
  • Monto Ho
  • Published 2000 in
    Journal of microbiology, immunology, and…
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) was first recognized in 1974. Since then it has been implicated in 13 small and large outbreaks world-wide. Large outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), mostly benign, occurred in Japan in 1973 and 1978. Four outbreaks with brain stem encephalitis and significant numbers of deaths occurred in Bulgaria and Hungary in the late 1970's and in Malaysia and Taiwan in 1997 and 1998 respectively. During the latter two epidemics, pulmonary edema and hemorrhage often… CONTINUE READING


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