Denise Antona, Manoëlle Kossorotoff, Isabelle Schuffenecker, Audrey Mirand, Marianne Leruez-Ville, Clément Bassi, Mélodie Aubart, Florence Moulin, Daniel Lévy-Bruhl, Cécile Henquell, Bruno Lina, Isabelle Desguerre
We report 59 cases of severe paediatric conditions linked with enterovirus (EV)-A71 and EV-D68 in France between May and October 2016. Fifty-two children had severe neurological symptoms. EV sequence-based typing for 42 cases revealed EV-A71 in 21 (18 subgenotype C1, detected for the first time in France) and EV-D68 in eight. Clinicians should be encouraged to obtain stool and respiratory specimens from patients presenting with severe neurological disorders for EV detection and characterisation.
November 17, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin