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Parechovirus: an important emerging infection in young infants

Description

In late 2017, public health warnings were issued about a national epidemic of human parechovirus (HPeV) in young children. This article reviews the epidemiology of HPeV in Australia since 2013 and provides guidance to clinicians on the management of suspected infection.

Authors
Philip N Britton, Cheryl A Jones, Kristine Macartney, Allen C Cheng

Type
1-hour Reading

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Become familiar with the virology and epidemiology of the parechovirus (HPeV)
  2. List and explain the clinical syndromes and complications of young children presenting with HPeV infections
  3. Learn the precautions to be taken when treating a young child presenting with the HPeV symptoms and understand future directions of emerging therapies

 

Focus
Virus, HPeV, viral infection, symptoms, contamination, future treatment options, precautions

Medical Audience
GP, GP Registrar, Specialist, Doctors in Training (DIT), Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor, Paediatrician

 

Medical Journal of Australia
N/A
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Paediatric Medicine

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