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The seroprevalence and seroincidence of enterovirus71 infection in infants and children in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

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Enterovirus 71 (EV71)-associated hand, foot and mouth disease has emerged as a serious public health problem in South East Asia over the last decade. To better understand the prevalence of EV71 infection, we determined EV71 seroprevalence and seroincidence amongst healthy infants and children in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. In a cohort of 200 newborns, 55% of cord blood samples contained EV71 neutralizing antibodies and these decayed to undetectable levels by 6 months of age in 98% of infants....

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0021116

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PloS one Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
7
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Article: e21116
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:cd0420eb-7a9e-4a19-8815-356692f32b03
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166443
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pubs:166443

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