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Since January 2018, over 53,000 hospitalisations and six deaths due to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) have occurred across Vietnam with most cases from September onward. In a large tertiary referral hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, enterovirus A71 subgenogroup C4 was predominant, while B5 was only sporadically detected. The re-emergence of C4 after causing a severe HFMD outbreak with > 200 deaths in 2011–12 among susceptible young children raises concern of another impending severe outbreak.

Original publication

DOI

10.2807/1560-7917.es.2018.23.46.1800590

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eurosurveillance

Publisher

European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)

Publication Date

15/11/2018

Volume

23