Excretion of enterovirus 71 in persons infected with hand, foot and mouth disease

  title={Excretion of enterovirus 71 in persons infected with hand, foot and mouth disease},
  author={Jie Li and Changying Lin and Mei Qu and Xinyu Li and Zhiyong Gao and Xin Wei Zhang and Yuan Liu and Ying Huang and Xiaoli Wang and Lei Jia and Xitai Li and Guirong Liu and Hanqiu Yan and Lijuan Chen and Quanyi Wang},
  booktitle={Virology Journal},
Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common illness in young children. It also can be seen in adults occasionally. Enterovirus 71 (EV71), a pathogen that causes not only HFMD but also neurological complications and even death, has caused many HFMD outbreaks in China. However, till now the data about the duration of EV71 shedding is very limited. A total of 136 throat swabs and fecal samples were collected from 27 children and 3 adults, which includs 7 close contacts, 9 mild cases and 14… CONTINUE READING
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