Hand, Foot and Mouth disease

exb0431 at csdvax.csd.unsw.edu.au exb0431 at csdvax.csd.unsw.edu.au
Tue Aug 16 04:43:43 EST 1994

In article <howell-030894170659 at gsf2.niddk.nih.gov>, howell at helix.nih.gov (Renee Howell) writes:
> My son's daycare group recently experienced an outbreak of hand, foot, and
> mouth disease (coxsackie A16).  Is this virus related to the virus that
> infects cattle and causes foot and mouth disease?  Thanks in advance.
> Renee Howell
1. Hand foot and mouth can also be casued by enterovirus type 71
2. Both are in the family Picornaviridae, but different genuses. FMDV is
genus apthovirus. HFMDV (Cox A16, Entero71) is genus Enterovirus.
Clear? related but unrelated!!! Cheers :-|) Ian

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