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Parechovirus: an important emerging infection in young infants

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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

  • Become familiar with the virology and epidemiology of the parechovirus (HPeV)
  • List and explain the clinical syndromes and complications of young children presenting with HPeV infections
  • 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

Provider name

Medical Journal of Australia

Provider number

N/A

Type

Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review

Duration

1h : 0m

CPD Points/Hours

MBA: 1h : 0m

Topic

Paediatric Medicine

Audience

Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

Delivery
Title
Parechovirus: an important emerging infection in young infants
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Infectious disease, Paediatric
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
1 hour
CPD Points
MBA: 1h : 0m
Price
Free
Location
Online
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