An epidemic of hand, foot, and mouth disease caused by coxsackievirus A6 in Osaka City, Japan, in 2017.

An epidemic of hand, foot, and mouth disease caused by coxsackievirus A6 in Osaka City, Japan, in 2017. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 26;: Authors: Kanbayashi D, Kaida A, Hirai Y, Yamamoto SP, Fujimori R, Okada M, Kubo H, Iritani N Abstract The second largest epidemic of hand, foot, and mouth disease since 1982 occurred in 2017, which involved 6,173 cases in Osaka City, Japan. The main causative agent was coxsackievirus A6 (CV-A6). Phylogenetic analysis revealed that the detected CV-A6 strains belonged to genetic group A3 and A4 in clade A. PMID: 31061358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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