Surveillance of enterovirus infections in Bangkok. I. Isolation of enterovirus from faecal specimens of healthy children.

During the period August 1970 through July 1973, about 50 faecal specimens collected each month from healthy pre-school children of lower economic status in Bangkok were studied for virus isolation using primary monkey kidney cells and new born mice. From a total of 1,823 samples, 557 (30.5%) were positive: 86 (4.8%) polioviruses, 77 (4.2%) coxsackieviruses… (More)