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Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) and coxsackievirus A16 (CV-A16) are major aetiological agents of hand, foot and mouth disease in Asia. We established the first genomic characterization of strains isolated in 2011 from Lao patients. Isolates were related to EV-A71 genotype C4 and CV-A16 genotype B1a that circulated in neighbouring countries during the same period. This confirms the regional character of hand, foot and mouth disease epidemiology and makes plausible the occurrence of severe disease in the Lao population.

Original publication

DOI

10.1002/nmi2.63

Type

Journal article

Journal

New Microbes New Infect

Publication Date

11/2014

Volume

2

Pages

170 - 172

Keywords

Coxsackievirus A16, enterovirus A71, genome sequence, hand, foot and mouth disease