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Genome sequence of coxsackievirus A6, isolated during hand-foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Finland in 2008

Riikka Österbacka, Satu Koskinena, Pirjo Merilahtia, Juha-Pekka Pursiheimoc, Soile Blomqvistb, Merja Roivainenb, Asta Laihoc,Petri Susia,d, Matti Warisa

Department of Virology, University of Turku, Turku, Finlanda; National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finlandb; Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finlandc; Diagnostics and Industrial Microbiology Group, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finlandd


Genome Announc. 2(5):e01004-14. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01004-14.


Reports of hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) outbreaks caused by coxsackievirus A6 have increased worldwide after the report of the first outbreak in Finland in 2008. The complete genome of the first outbreak strain from a vesicle fluid specimen was determined.