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Molecular epidemiology of enteroviruses in young children at increased risk of type 1 diabetes

Sioofy-Khojine, Amir-Babak; Oikarinen, Sami; Honkanen, Hanna; Huhtala, Heini; Lehtonen, Jussi P.; Briese, Thomas; Hyöty, Heikki

Young children are susceptible to enterovirus (EV) infections, which cause significant morbidity in this age group. However, the current knowledge regarding the epidemiology of EVs and the circulating virus strains is mostly based on viruses detected in children with severe diseases leading to contact with the health care system, while the vast reservoir of EVs that circulate in the general population is less characterized.

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Mailman School of Public Health
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October 17, 2018