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In 2018, a cluster of pediatric human parechovirus (HPeV) infections in 2 neighboring German hospitals was detected. Viral protein 1 sequence analysis demonstrated co-circulation of different HPeV-3 sublineages and of HPeV-1 and -5 strains, thereby excluding a nosocomial outbreak. Our findings underline the need for HPeV diagnostics and sequence analysis for outbreak investigations.
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Name: Emerging infectious diseases
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A genus in the family PICORNAVIRIDAE infecting humans and rodents. The type species is Human parechovirus.
The former Federal Republic of Germany which was reunified with the former German Democratic Republic in 1990.
The former German Democratic Republic which was reunified with the former Federal Republic of Germany in 1990.
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A class of hospitals that includes profit or not-for-profit hospitals that are controlled by a legal entity other than a government agency. (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed)
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