Recombinant Coxsackievirus A2 and Deaths of Children, Hong Kong, 2012
Published Date:Aug 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(8):1285-1288.
Molecular Diagnostic Techniques
Multilocus Sequence Typing
Respiratory Tract Infections
Description:A natural recombinant of coxsackievirus A2 was found in 4 children with respiratory symptoms in Hong Kong, China, during the summer of 2012. Two of these children died. Vigilant monitoring of this emerging recombinant enterovirus is needed to prevent its transmission to other regions.
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