Sentinel surveillance for enterovirus 71, Taiwan, 1998.


Outbreaks of enterovirus 71 have been reported around the world since 1969. The most recent outbreak occurred in Taiwan during April-July 1998. This hand, foot, and mouth disease epidemic was detected by a sentinel surveillance system in April at the beginning of the outbreak, and the public was alerted.

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@article{Wu1999SentinelSF, title={Sentinel surveillance for enterovirus 71, Taiwan, 1998.}, author={Tun Nin Wu and Shiou Fen Tsai and S. F. Li and Tamani F. Lee and Te Ming Huang and Mei Lian Wang and K. H. Hsu and Chao Shen}, journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases}, year={1999}, volume={5}, pages={458 - 460} }