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19TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES

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Global Challenges – Local Solutions #ICID2020 20-23 FEBRUARY 2020 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – KUALA LUMPUR CONVENTION CENTRE The 19th ICID features an expanded range of sessions by bringing the One Health aspect to the world of clinical infectious diseases and microbiology. The One Health Concept recognizes the commonality of human, environmental and animal health and is critical to understanding, managing and preventing emerging… Read more »

Establishment of Asia-Pacific Network for Enterovirus Surveillance

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Conference Report Mu-Lin Chiu, Shu-Ting Luo, Ya-Yen Chen, Wan Yu Chung, Veasna Duong, Philippe Dussart, Yoke-Fun Chan, David Perera, Mong How Ooi, Nguyen Thi Thanh Thao, Huu Khanh Truong, Min-Shi Lee Abstract  Enteroviruses (EV), the major pathogens of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) and herpangina, affectmillions of children each year. Most human enteroviruses cause self-limited infections except polio-viruses, enterovirus… Read more »

Immunogenicity, safety, cross-reaction, and immune persistence of an inactivated enterovirus A71 vaccine in children aged from two months to 11 years in Taiwan

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Li-Min Huang, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Nan-Chang Chiu, Chien-Yu Lin, Ming-Ta Li, Tsun-Yung Kuo, Yi-Jen Weng, Erh-Fang Hsieh, I-Chen Tai abstract Background: To fight against enterovirus A71 (EV-A71)-associated diseases, initiated in Taiwan focusing on two-month-old infants. Methods: We conducted a phase II, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study on infants and children aged two months to 11 years. This study was conducted in 4… Read more »

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Philippines

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The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) had its humble beginnings soon after the culmination of over a decade of negotiations between the governments of the Philippines and Japan for the establishment of a tropical medicine research center. RITM was tasked to plan and implement research programs for infectious and tropical diseases. The original building facilities of RITM, which included… Read more »

Surveillance Systems in US

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Sourced from CDC, US https://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/outbreaks-surveillance.html Surveillance Systems Information on cases and outbreaks of enterovirus infection is collected in the United States using two surveillance systems: National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS): a voluntary, laboratory-based surveillance system that has included enterovirus reporting since July 2007. This system is used to track the number of enterovirus tests that are performed and… Read more »

Lessons Learned: 20th Anniversary of Enterovirus A71 Epidemic of 1998 in Taiwan

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{:en} Please link to website for more information https://eva71.nhri.org.tw/index.php。 {:}{:tw} 研討會主題 Lessons Learned:20th Anniversary of Enterovirus A71 Epidemic of 1998 in Taiwan 指導單位: 衛生福利部 主辦單位: 財團法人國家衛生研究院 / 衛生福利部疾病管制署 合辦單位: 長庚醫療財團法人 /長庚大學 / 國立成功大學 /臺大兒童醫院 /臺灣病毒學會 日  期: 2018 年 9 月 28 日 (五) 至 2018 年 9 月 29 日 (六) 會議地點: 張榮發會議中心 1101 會議室(台北市中正區中山南路 11 號 11 樓) 語  言: 英文… Read more »

HFMD in Penang worsening with over 2,000 cases (Malaysia)

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New Straits Times  https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/07/392112/hfmd-penang-worsening-over-2000-cases#cxrecs_s By Siti Sofia Md Nasir – July 18, 2018 GEORGE TOWN: The hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Penang is worrying, with over 2,000 cases reported as of today. According to statistics by the state Health Department, 2,082 cases were reported as of 12pm, an increase of 93.5 per cent at 1,076 cases reported last year. Thirty-two premises were… Read more »

Toddler dead from suspected HFMD infection in Sarawak (Malaysia)

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The Star/Asia News Network http://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/toddler-dead-suspected-hfmd-infection-mukah-sarawak Published on Jul 28, 2018 PETALING JAYA – A child has died of suspected hand, foot, mouth disease (HFMD) in Sarawak on Saturday (July 28). The toddler, aged two years and five months, was from Kampung Pangtray, Daro in Mukah, Sarawak. In a statement on Saturday, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the child… Read more »