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Hand, foot and mouth disease kills 6 in China

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Sourced from http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/26/c_137138574.htm BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) — More than 140,000 people have been infected with hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and six died from the disease in China this year, according to China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of April 20, a total of 141,978 cases had been reported, with six deaths and 581 in critical… Read more »

Lecture Video: 2018 Workshop on Regulation of Enterovirus Vaccines in Taiwan and Vietnam

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Date: March 6, 2018 Location: Taipei, Taiwan Time Opening Remark 09:00-09:05 Dr. Tzou-Yien Lin Chair person, Board of Directors, NHRI, Taiwan I. Taiwan Regulation Section Topic Speaker Moderator 09:05-09:30 Development of Enterovirus71 (EV71) Vaccines in Taiwan Dr. Min-Shi Lee NHRI, Taiwan Dr. Mei-Shang Ho Academia SINICA, Taiwan 09:30-10:00 Clinical Perspective on EV 71 Vaccines Regulation in Taiwan Dr. Ya-Lei Wang… Read more »

Lecture Video: 2017 International Workshop on Enterovirus Surveillance and Vaccine Development

Time Opening Remark 09:00-09:10 Dr. Tzou-Yien Lin Chair person, Board of Directors, NHRI, Taiwan Topic Speaker Moderator 09:10-09:30 Surveillance and control of Enterovirus in Taiwan Dr. Chin-Hui Yang CDC, Taiwan Dr. Chwan-Chuen King NTU, TaiwanDr. Truong Huu Khanh CH 1, Vietnam 09:30-10:00 Enterovirus surveillance and control in Southern Vietnam Dr. Trong Toan Nguyen PI-HCMC, Vietnam 10:00-10:30 Human Enterovirus serotype 71 causing severe infections… Read more »

Enteroviruses : Frequently Asked Questions?

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Data from Division of Acute Infectious Diseases, CDC, Taiwan FAQ What are enteroviruses? Enterovirus is a general term of a group of small RNA viruses which accounts for more than 70 viruses, including Coxsackieviruses A, Coxsackieviruses B, polioviruses, echoviruses, and enteroviruses. Can these enteroviruses only be found in Taiwan? What are the epidemic seasons?

Enterovirus / Enterovirus Infection with Severe Complications in Taiwan

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Data from Division of Acute Infectious Diseases, CDC, Taiwan Background Enterovirus belongs to a group of small RNA viruses, including polioviruses, Coxsackie A viruses, Coxsackie B viruses, echoviruses, and other enteroviruses (EVD68~). EVA71 has a significantly higher pathogenicity compared to other known enteroviruses, especially regarding neurological complications. Enteroviruses are found in the gastrointestinal tract (the stool of infected persons, mouth)… Read more »

APNES members agree to work together in Enterovirus prevention and control

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Enteroviruses (EV) are the major pathogens of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD), affect millions of people each year worldwide, especially among infants and young children. Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is the most fatal form of Enteroviruses, repeatedly caused large outbreaks of HFMD in the Asia-Pacific region. In Taiwan, the largest nationwide EV71 epidemic occurred in 1998. There were at least… Read more »

Kick-off for “Asia-Pacific Network for Enterovirus Surveillance”

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Don’t miss the Kick-off Event on October 30, 2017  Asia-Pacific Network for Enterovirus Surveillance, APNES Time: October 30, 2017 from 17:00 to 17:30 Place: Chang Yung-Fa Foundation’s Evergreen International Convention Center, 1001 Room Location: