Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is the causative agent of hand-foot-and-mouth disease and can trigger neurological disorders. EV71 outbreaks are a major public health concern in Asia-Pacific countries. By performing experimental-mathematical investigation, we demonstrate here that viral productivity and transmissibility but not viral cytotoxicity are drastically different among EV71 strains and can be associated with their epidemiological backgrounds. This is the first report demonstrating the dynamics of nonenveloped virus replication in cell culture using mathematical modeling.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Insect Science