Epidemics of viral meningitis caused by echovirus 6 and 30 in Korea in 2008

@inproceedings{Kim2011EpidemicsOV,
  title={Epidemics of viral meningitis caused by echovirus 6 and 30 in Korea in 2008},
  author={Hye-Jin Kim and Byounghak Kang and Seoyeon Hwang and Jiyoung Hong and Kisang Kim and Doo-Sung Cheon},
  booktitle={Virology Journal},
  year={2011}
}
BackgroundEnteroviruses (EVs) are the leading cause of aseptic meningitis, which is the most frequent central nervous system infection worldwide. We aimed to characterize the EVs involved in an aseptic meningitis outbreak in Korea in 2008. In Korea, Echovirus type 30 (E30) and E6 have been associated with outbreaks and frequent meningitis.MethodsDuring 2008, through nationwide surveillance, we collected specimens from 758 patients with aseptic meningitis-related clinical manifestations. The… CONTINUE READING

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