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Volume 51, Number 5, October 2018

Updates on the molecular epidemiology of Enterovirus D68 after installation of screening test among acute flaccid paralysis patients in Taiwan 


Hsin-Yi Wei, Ting-Kai Yeh, Juo-Yu Hsieh, I-Ping Lin, Jyh-Yuan Yang


 

Background and purpose: 

In respond to acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in association with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control began to screen EV-D68 infection among each AFP patient since July 2015 and detected the first case in August 2016. This article updated the molecular epidemiology trends of EV-D68 from the national surveillance data. 



 

Key words:

Acute flaccid paralysis, Enterovirus D68, Surveillance, Taiwan