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Population based hospitalization burden of laboratory-confirmed hand, foot and mouth disease caused by multiple enterovirus serotypes in Southern China

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Background

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is spread widely across Asia, and the hospitalization burden is currently not well understood. Here, we estimated serotype-specific and age-specific hospitalization rates of HFMD in Southern China.

Methods

We enrolled pediatric HFMD patients admitted to 3/3 county-level hospitals, and 3/23 township-level hospitals in Anhua county, Hunan (CN). Samples were collected to identify enterovirus serotypes by RT-PCRs between ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0203792

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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
12
Pages:
e0203792
Publication date:
2018-12-13
Acceptance date:
2018-11-30
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ISSN:
1932-6203
Pmid:
30543631
Source identifiers:
955419
Pubs id:
pubs:955419
UUID:
uuid:ce3ebc9b-9ea6-4365-881a-cc07f366d9ad
Local pid:
pubs:955419
Deposit date:
2019-01-07

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