Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Caused by Coxsackievirus A6, Thailand, 2012
Published Date:Apr 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(4):641-643.
Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease
Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease
Herpangina, Enterovirus 71, Coxsackievirus A6, Coxsackievirus A16, Thailand, Viruses
Description:In Thailand, hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is usually caused by enterovirus 71 or coxsackievirus A16. To determine the cause of a large outbreak of HFMD in Thailand during June-August 2012, we examined patient specimens. Coxsackievirus A6 was the causative agent. To improve prevention and control, causes of HFMD should be monitored.
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