Enterovirus 71 in Taiwan, 2004-2006: Epidemiological and virological features

Kuan Ying Huang, Xiaowei Zhang, Po How Chung, Kuo Chien Tsao, Tzou Yien Lin, Lin Hui Su, Cheng Hsun Chiu

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Abstract

We report unusual cases of myocarditis caused by enterovirus 71 (EV71) and a declining trend in the incidence of EV71 in Taiwan since 2005. Furthermore, phylogenetic analysis of the 5' untranslated region, VP4, and VP1 genes of EV71 isolates in 2004-2005 revealed a divergent phylogeny from the previous Taiwanese isolates. No obvious phylogenetically distinct clones or clusters were found related to varying degrees of disease severity or clinical manifestations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-574
Number of pages4
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume40
Issue number6-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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