Role of human polyomaviruses in respiratory tract disease in young children

Rachel L. Wattier, Marietta Vázquez, Carla Weibel, Eugene D. Shapiro, David Ferguson, Marie L. Landry, Jeffrey Kahn

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Abstract

KI virus was detected in respiratory secretions of 8/367 (2.2%) symptomatic and 0/96 asymptomatic children (p = 0.215). WU virus was detected in 26/367 (7.1%) of symptomatic children and 6/96 (6.3%) asymptomatic children (p = 1.00). These human polyomaviruses may not independently cause respiratory tract disease in young children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1766-1768
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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