Enterovirus 71 infections and neurologic disease--United States, 1977-1991.

  title={Enterovirus 71 infections and neurologic disease--United States, 1977-1991.},
  author={James P Alexander and Lara Baden and Mark A. Pallansch and Larry J. Anderson},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={169 4},
Since first described in 1974, enterovirus 71 infections have been associated with severe neurologic disease, and widespread infection was suspected in 1987. To investigate enterovirus 71 activity further, data were reviewed for isolations reported nationally during 1977-1991, virology laboratories were contacted regarding isolations during 1985-1989, and medical records were reviewed for respective patients, 1985-1989. From 1977 to 1991, 193 culture-confirmed enterovirus 71 infections were… CONTINUE READING

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