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Citation Information : Polish Journal of Microbiology. Volume 66, Issue 3, Pages 405-409, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5604/01.3001.0010.4889
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Received Date : 03-October-2016 / Accepted: 12-January-2017 / Published Online: 27-September-2017
The objective of the present study was to describe the molecular characteristics of enteroviruses associated with hand, food, and mouth disease (HFMD) in Poland. Clinical material from HFMD cases, that occurred during 2013–2016 were examined. It has been showed that coxsackievirus A6 (CVA6), CVA10 and CVA16 were circulating in the country. Phylogenetic analysis showed that Polish CVA6 strains were divided into two distinct clusters suggesting two independent introductions. This is the first report of CVA6 infections associated with HFMD in Poland. These results emphasize the need for continuous monitoring of HFMD and facilitation of the diagnosis using molecular approaches.
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