Next Article in Journal / Special Issue
Molecular Epidemiology of Human Rhinoviruses and Enteroviruses Highlights Their Diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Previous Article in Journal / Special Issue
Infectious Entry Pathway of Enterovirus B Species
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Viruses 2015, 7(12), 6400-6411; doi:10.3390/v7122947

Epidemiological Research on Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in Mainland China

1
Department of Virology, School of Public Health, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China
2
Shandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jinan 250014, China
3
Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China
4
Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Departments of Pathology and Microbiology, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0609, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: George Belov
Received: 21 September 2015 / Revised: 27 November 2015 / Accepted: 1 December 2015 / Published: 7 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Progress in Enterovirus Research)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1360 KB, uploaded 7 December 2015]   |  

Abstract

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), which has led to millions of attacks and several outbreaks across the world and become more predominant in Asia-Pacific Region, especially in Mainland China, is caused by several Human Enteroviruses including new enterovirus, coxsakievirus and echovirus. In recent years, much research has focused on the epidemiological characteristics of HFMD. In this article, multiple characteristics of HFMD such as basic epidemiology, etiology and molecular epidemiology; influencing factors; detection; and surveillance are reviewed, as these can be help protect high risks groups, prevalence prediction and policy making for disease prevention. View Full-Text
Keywords: HFMD; enterovirus; epidemiology; etiology; influencing factor HFMD; enterovirus; epidemiology; etiology; influencing factor
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Zhuang, Z.-C.; Kou, Z.-Q.; Bai, Y.-J.; Cong, X.; Wang, L.-H.; Li, C.; Zhao, L.; Yu, X.-J.; Wang, Z.-Y.; Wen, H.-L. Epidemiological Research on Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in Mainland China. Viruses 2015, 7, 6400-6411.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Viruses EISSN 1999-4915 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top