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Volume 13, Number 11—November 2007


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¶Comments to Author 
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;

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Table 3

Percentage identity of complete VP1 gene nucleotide sequences of HEV71 genogroup C viruses*

Subgenogroup % Nucleotide identity
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
C1 88.4–90.9 89.7–91.2 87.3–91.9 89.1–91.0
C2 90.2–91.4 88.7–91.0 88.8–90.1
C3 89.3–90.3 88.8–89.8
C4 87.7–90.2

*HEV71, human enterovirus 71.

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