Coxsackievirus A6 and Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, Finland
Published Date:Sep 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(9):1485-1488.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Description:During fall 2008, an outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) with onychomadesis (nail shedding) as a common feature occurred in Finland. We identified an unusual enterovirus type, coxsackievirus A6 (CVA6), as the causative agent. CVA6 infections may be emerging as a new and major cause of epidemic HFMD.
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