Genetic evolution of enterovirus 71: epidemiological and pathological implications.

  title={Genetic evolution of enterovirus 71: epidemiological and pathological implications.},
  author={Jon M. Bible and Panagiotis Pantelidis and Paul K. S. Chan and Cheuk Yan William Tong},
  journal={Reviews in medical virology},
  volume={17 6},
Since its discovery in the 1970s, enterovirus 71 (EV71) has become one of the most pathogenic enterovirus serotypes causing recurrent outbreaks in different parts of the world. Three waves of outbreaks globally have been recorded over the last three decades and more recently active circulation of EV71 is evident amongst countries in South East Asia and beyond. There is evidence of a continuous evolution in its genetic make up which is likely to impact on its epidemiology and pathological… CONTINUE READING

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