Identification and complete genome characterization of human enterovirus 117 from a child with pneumonia in China
In this study, human enterovirus C117 (EV-C117) was detected in a 3-month-old boy diagnosed with pneumonia in China. A phylogenetic analysis showed that this strain was genetically closer to the Lithuanian strain than to the USA strain.
This study was supported by China Mega-Project for Infectious Diseases Grant (2017ZX10103004, 2018ZX10713002 and 2018ZX10101003), the Natural Science Foundation of China (81703274), and Peking University Medicine Seed Fund for Interdisciplinary Research (BMU2018MX009).
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Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
The study protocol was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Review Committee of Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University.
We obtained informed consent from the child’s parents.