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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Aug;19(8):1285-8. doi: 10.3201/eid1908.121498.

Recombinant coxsackievirus A2 and deaths of children, Hong Kong, 2012.

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University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Abstract

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.

KEYWORDS:

Hong Kong; children; coxsackievirus; coxsackievirus A2; deaths; recombinant virus; recombination; viruses

PMID:
23876841
PMCID:
PMC3739500
DOI:
10.3201/eid1908.121498
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