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Volume 9, Number 1—January 2003

Research

Epidemic Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Caused by Human Enterovirus 71, Singapore

Kwai Peng Chan*Comments to Author , Kee Tai Goh†, Chia Yin Chong‡, Eng Swee Teo§, Gilbert Lau§, and Ai Ee Ling*
Author affiliations: *Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Republic of Singapore; †National Environment Agency, Singapore, Republic of Singapore,; ‡Kandang Kerbau Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore, Republic of Singapore; §Centre for Forensic Medicine, Health Sciences Authority, Singapore, Republic of Singapore

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Table 1

Age distribution of clinical and virus-positive hand, foot and mouth disease patients

Age (yrs) No. clinical cases (%) No. virus-positive cases (%)
<1
16 (9.1)
11 (10.6)
1
44 (25.2)
32 (30.8)
2
41 (23.4)
24 (23.1)
3
21 (12.0)
14 (13.5)
4
16 (9.1)
8 (7.7)
5
8 (4.6)
6 (5.8)
6
6 (3.4)
4 (3.9)
7
4 (2.3)
1 (0.9)
8
3 (1.7)
2 (1.9)
9
1 (0.6)
0 (0.0)
10
3 (1.7)
1 (0.9)
>10
12 (6.9)
1 (0.9)
Total 175 (100.0) 104 (100.0)

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