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2009-06-05 12:10:40

Hand, foot and mouth disease has killed one baby in South Korea and left another brain dead, health authorities said Friday. One 12-month-old baby died from the disease May 13 and a second 12-month-old has been diagnosed as brain dead after being hospitalized late last month, the nation's Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs said. Both babies were infected with enterovirus 71, also known as EV71, which causes vomiting, fever and rashes and can result in paralysis and meningitis,...

2009-04-25 16:40:59

Health officials in Miami announced an apparent outbreak of meningitis this week that has killed four people and sickened 12. Dr. Vincent Conte of the Miami-Dade Health Department said that the victims were infected with an unusual and unusually virulent strain of the disease, W135. The Miami Herald reported. Only about 3 percent of meningitis cases around the world are caused by that strain of virus. The pattern of the outbreak is puzzling, Conte said, because those infected with the disease...

2009-04-12 19:24:20

Hand-foot-mouth disease has claimed the lives of at least 15 children in Heze in eastern China, officials said Sunday. The Shandong provincial health department said Heze had reported 5,770 cases of the contagious disease as of Saturday, with 341 considered severe, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported. A total of 4,549 victims had recovered, the report said. A Health Ministry official said the disease had killed 50 children nationwide as of April 7, with 115,000 cases reported,...

2009-04-08 08:28:05

An outbreak of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in China has killed 18 children in less than a week and left 195 others in serious condition, health authorities say. The dead are among 19,922 cases of the childhood disease recorded in Henan province, China's Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday. Zhou Yong, a spokesman for the Henan Provincial Health Administration, says 4,244 children have been discharged from local hospitals after being treated for the illness. Officials said they fear more...

2008-10-08 00:00:36

KUCHING: Sarawak is on high alert for the hand, foot and mouth disease after one Enterovirus 71 (EV71) case was detected following the death of a 4-year-old boy from Sibu last week. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan said the Health Department was stepping up prevention and control measures. From the department's statistics released yesterday, 5,686 cases of HFMD had been reported so far this year. Kuching received the highest number of reported cases with 2,187, followed by...

2008-09-23 09:01:09

BEIJING, Sept. 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. , a leading developer and provider of vaccines in China, today announced it has initiated development of a vaccine human enterovirus 71, EV 71, which causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (or HFMD). In collaboration with China the CDC, Sinovac will be supplied with epidemiology study results from the outbreak area, which will facilitate the Company's vaccine research and development initiatives. Mr. Weidong Yin, President and CEO,...

2008-07-01 12:01:08

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Lilian Wu] Taipei, July 1 (CNA) - A boy who died June 18 has been confirmed as the 10th fatality of the current enterovirus outbreak, a health official said Tuesday. Shih Wen-yi, a deputy director-general of the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) under the Department of Health (DOH), said the child, aged 2 years and 10 months, from Taipao in Chiayi County, developed fever and hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) June 15....

2008-06-26 09:02:19

Enteroviruses generally cause mild disease; however, neonates are at higher risk for severe illness because of the immaturity of their immune systems. Neonatal systemic enterovirus disease, characterized by multiorgan involvement, is among the most serious, potentially fatal conditions associated with enterovirus infection. Typical clinical presentations include encephalomyocarditis (characteristic of group B coxsackieviruses) and hemorrhage-hepatitis syndrome (typical of echovirus 11) (1,2)....

2008-06-26 06:01:36

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Y.F. Low] Taipei, June 26 (CNA) - The Centres for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed Thursday another death caused by enterovirus, bringing to nine the total number of fatalities from the viral infection so far this year. The latest victim was a four-month-old girl in the southern county of Yunlin, who was hospitalized June 17 one day after she displayed symptoms typical of enterovirus infection, including fever,...

2008-06-19 15:00:39

According to news.gov.hk: The Centre for Health Protection has advised St James' Settlement Kathleen McDouall Kindergarten Child Care Centre in Wan Chai to suspend classes for two weeks after six students developed hand-foot-mouth disease symptoms. Five students fell ill from June 4 to 12. A five-year-old boy was confirmed to have been infected with Enterovirus-71 on June 11. He was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital and was discharged. The other children required no hospitalisation. Although...


Latest Enterovirus Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 17:23:51

Poliovirus, the causative agent of poliomyelitis and a member of the family of Picornaviridae, is a human enterovirus. It is composed of an RNA genome that is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA. It was first isolate in 1909 and was published in 1981. It is one of the most well characterized viruses and has become a useful model system for understanding the biology of RNA viruses. It infects human cells by binding to an immunoglobulin-like receptor on the cell surface. The three...

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2011-01-11 14:10:55

Human rhinoviruses are the most common viral ineffective agents in humans and are the cause of the common cold. The infection proliferates between 33-35 °C causing most reproduction to occur in the nose. It is a species in the genus Enterovirus of the Picornaviridae family of viruses. There are 99 recognized types of Human Rhinoviruses that are differentiated by their surface proteins. They are amongst the smallest viruses and lytic in nature. They travel via aerosols of respiratory...

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