Epidemiologic and Virologic Investigation of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, Southern Vietnam, 2005
Phan Van Tu*, Nguyen Thi Thanh Thao*, David Perera†, Khanh Huu Truong‡, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien*, Tang Chi Thuong‡, Ooi Mong How§, Mary Jane Cardosa†, and Peter Charles McMinn¶
Author affiliations: *Pasteur Institute, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; †Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia; ‡Children’s Hospital No. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; §Sibu General Hospital, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia; ¶University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia;
Figure 1. Flowchart showing the procedures used for isolating and identifying enterovirus strains cultured from clinical specimens obtained from children admitted to a large pediatric hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with a diagnosis of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) during 2005 and enrolled in this study. EV, enterovirus; RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR; 5′ UTR, 5′ untranslated region; HEV71, human enterovirus 71.
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