Genetic characterization of enterovirus A71 circulating in Africa

Maria Dolores Fernandez-Garcia, Romain Volle, Marie Line Joffret, Serge Alain Sadeuh-Mba, Ionela Gouandjika-Vasilache, Ousmane Kebe, Michael R. Wiley, Manasi Majumdar, Etienne Simon-Loriere, Anavaj Sakuntabhai, Gustavo Palacios, Javier Martin, Francis Delpeyroux, Kader Ndiaye, Maël Bessaud

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We analyzed whole-genome sequences of 8 enterovirus A71 isolates (EV-A71). We confirm the circulation of genogroup C and the new genogroup E in West Africa. Our analysis demonstrates wide geographic circulation and describes genetic exchanges between EV-A71 and autochthonous EV-A that might contribute to the emergence of pathogenic lineages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)754-757
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Fernandez-Garcia, M. D., Volle, R., Joffret, M. L., Sadeuh-Mba, S. A., Gouandjika-Vasilache, I., Kebe, O., Wiley, M. R., Majumdar, M., Simon-Loriere, E., Sakuntabhai, A., Palacios, G., Martin, J., Delpeyroux, F., Ndiaye, K., & Bessaud, M. (2018). Genetic characterization of enterovirus A71 circulating in Africa. Emerging infectious diseases, 24(4), 754-757.