Risk Factors for Critical Disease and Death from Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, Immunosupressants and Immunostimulants – what works?—Chongqing Municipality, China, 2011

Background: In China hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) killed 1416 children in 2010-2011. Those years Chongqing Province had the 3rd (0.13%) and 1st (0.14%) highest case fatality rates in China. We conducted a study to identify risk factors for critical and fatal HFMD.

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Yi-lin He, T. Shen, Q. Li, J. Long
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Risk Factors for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Transmission in the Kindergarten Setting, Zhejiang Province, China, 2010

Background: From 2008-2010, an epidemic of hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in China has reached 3,415,512 cases and 1,384 fatalities. Of 543 focal outbreaks reported, 82% occurred in kindergartens. The current practice to close kindergartens to control HFMD transmission is disruptive and unevaluated. We conducted a case-control study to identify modifiable risk factors for HFMD transmission in kindergarten.

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Jie Gao, J.C. Shen, Min Wu, H.L. Ma, J.F. Lin

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