Clinical and epidemiologic characterization of WU polyomavirus infection, St. Louis, Missouri

Binh Minh Le, Lee M. Demertzis, Guang Wu, Robert J. Tibbets, Richard Buller, Max Q. Arens, Anne M. Gaynor, Gregory A. Storch, David Wang

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Abstract

WU polyomavirus is a recently described polyomavirus found in patients with respiratory infections. Of 2,637 respiratory samples tested in St. Louis, Missouri, 2.7% were positive for WU polyomavirus by PCR, and 71% were coinfected with other respiratory viruses. Persistent human infection with WU polyomavirus is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1936-1938
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume13
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Le, B. M., Demertzis, L. M., Wu, G., Tibbets, R. J., Buller, R., Arens, M. Q., Gaynor, A. M., Storch, G. A., & Wang, D. (2007). Clinical and epidemiologic characterization of WU polyomavirus infection, St. Louis, Missouri. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(12), 1936-1938. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1312.070977