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10 Apr 2009

Abstract. Novel Respiratory Virus Infections in Children, Brazil.

DOI: 10.3201/eid1505.081603

[Original full PDF document at this LINK. EDITED.]

Suggested citation for this article: Abuquerque MCM, Pena GPA, Varella RB, Gallucci G, Erdman D, Santos N. Novel respiratory viruses in children, Brazil. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 May; [Epub ahead of print]

Novel Respiratory Virus Infections in Children, Brazil

Maria Carolina M. Albuquerque, Gisele P.A. Pena, Rafael B. Varella, George Gallucci, Dean Erdman, and Norma Santos - Author affiliations: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (M.C.M. Albuquerque, G.P.A. Pena, N. Santos); Centro Universitário Serra dos Órgãos, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro (R. B. Varella); and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (G. Gallucci, D. Erdman)

Recently discovered respiratory viruses were detected in 19 (9.2%) of 205 nasal swab specimens from children in Brazil with respiratory illnesses.

Five each were positive for human metapneumovirus (HMPV) alone and human bocavirus (HBoV) alone, 3 for human coronaviruses (HCoV-HKU1 or -NL63) alone, and 6 for more than 1 recently discovered virus.

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