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Enterovirus 71 (EV71) neurological disease

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Enterovirus 71 (EV71) neurological disease is a rare but serious complication of infection with enterovirus 71, a virus which most commonly causes the mild childhood illness hand, foot and mouth disease, Cases and outbreaks of enterovirus 71 neurological disease are rare. The last outbreak of EV71 neurological disease in Australia was in Perth in 1999 with 14 cases.

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Last updated: 5 June 2023

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