Epidemiological and etiological characteristics of hand, foot, and mouth disease in Ningbo, China, 2008-2011.

  title={Epidemiological and etiological characteristics of hand, foot, and mouth disease in Ningbo, China, 2008-2011.},
  author={Hongxia Ni and Bo Yi and Jianhua Yin and Ting Fang and Tianfeng He and Yan Du and J Wang and Hongwei Zhang and Lei Xie and Y. B. – Ding and Wenzhen Gu and Sunjuan Zhang and Yifang Han and Hongjun Dong and Tong Su and Guozhang Xu and Guangwen Cao},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  volume={54 4},
BACKGROUND Outbreaks of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in central China have caused public health concerns since 2007. It is of particular public health significance to update epidemiology of HFMD in port cities. OBJECTIVE To investigate epidemical, etiological and clinical characteristics of HFMD in Ningbo, China, from 2008 to 2011. STUDY DESIGN From May 2008 to December 2011, a total of 37,404 HFMD cases including 196 severe and 12 fatal cases were investigated. Human enteroviruses… CONTINUE READING


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