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

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Department of Virology, School of Public Health, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China
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Shandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jinan 250014, China
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Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China
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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
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Academic Editor: George Belov
Viruses 2015, 7(12), 6400-6411; https://doi.org/10.3390/v7122947
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)
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
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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.

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