Enterovirus 71 in Taiwan.

  title={Enterovirus 71 in Taiwan.},
  author={L Y Chang},
  journal={Pediatrics and neonatology},
  volume={49 4},
The enterovirus 71 (EV71) outbreak in Taiwan in 1998 proved fatal in many children. A seroepidemiological study performed prior to the 1998 outbreak showed pre-epidemic (1997) EV71 seroprevalence rates to be about 60-70% in adults and children older than 6 years of age. A retrospective case review carried out from 1980-81 identified 16 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease associated with central nervous system involvement, two of whom died soon after hospitalization. There were 405 severe… CONTINUE READING
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