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Sentinel surveillance for human enterovirus 71 in Sarawak, Malaysia: lessons from the first 7 years

Yuwana Podin1, Edna LM Gias1, Flora Ong2, Yee-Wei Leong1, Siew-Fung Yee1, Mohd Apandi Yusof1, David Perera1, Bibiana Teo3, Thian-Yew Wee4, Sik-Chi Yao2, Sik-King Yao2, Andrew Kiyu2, Mohd Taha Arif25 and Mary Jane Cardosa1*

Author Affiliations

1 Institute of Health & Community Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Jalan Datuk Musa, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia

2 Sarawak Health Department, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

3 B Teo's Specialist Clinic, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

4 TY Wee Specialist Clinic for Children, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

5 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Jalan Datuk Musa, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia

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BMC Public Health 2006, 6:180  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-180

Published: 7 July 2006

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Additional File 1:

Genogroup shift during the 2003 outbreak. This data shows how one genogroup of HEV71 replaced another during an HEV71 outbreak. Closed bars represent HEV71 genogroup C1 and hatched bars represent HEV71 genogroup B5. The left Y axis indicates numbers of isolates. The closed circles represent percentage of genogroup B5 viruses isolated and the percentage is indicated on the right Y axis.

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Enteroviruses isolated from different specimen types. This table provides information about all the different enterovirus serotypes isolated from different types of specimens collected from our 2 most active sentinel clinics during the course of this surveillance programme.

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