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CODEHOP-based RT-PCR (VP1- CODEHOP) for enterovirus infections detection and serotyping

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Article Published by POLS ONE on December 1, 2016 ABSTRACT Traditional methods for detection and serotyping of enterovirus infections are virus isolation and immunofluorescence assay (VI-IFA), which are labor-intensive and time-consuming. Recently, VP1 gene has been targeted to develop a CODEHOP-based RT-PCR (VP1- CODEHOP) for the same purpose. In this study, we conducted a 5-year enterovirus surveil- lance comparing the… Read more »

As enterovirus activity peaks, public advised to wash hands with soap and water frequently and watch for prodromal signs of complications in children with enterovirus infection

Press released by CDC, Taiwan Date: July 25, 2017 As enterovirus activity in Taiwan gradually peaks, during July 16 and 22,2017, the number of visits to outpatient services and ER for enterovirus infection in the nation exceeded the epidemic threshold, indicating enterovirus activity has reached its peak. In addition, one new case of enterovirus infection with severe complications was confirmed. Currently,… Read more »