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Spectrum of respiratory viruses circulating in eastern India: Prospective surveillance among patients with influenza-like illness during 2010-2011.
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PMID:  23765782     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In developing countries, viruses causing respiratory disease are a major concern of public health. During January 2010-December 2011, 2,737 patients with acute respiratory infection from the outpatient departments as well as patients admitted to hospitals were screened for different respiratory viruses. Nasal and or throat swabs were collected and transported to the laboratory where initial screening of influenza A and influenza B viruses was performed. The samples were tested further for influenza C virus, parainfluenza viruses 1-4, human rhinovirus, metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus by conventional RT- PCR. The study revealed that the majority of the patients were under 5 years of age; both due to their higher susceptibility to respiratory infections and presentation to hospitals. Out of 2,737 patients enrolled in this study, 59% were found positive for one or more respiratory viruses. Influenza B infection was detected in 12% of patients followed by influenza A (11.7%), respiratory syncytial virus (7.1%), parainfluenza virus-2 (6%), metapneumovirus (3%), parainfluenza virus-3 (1%), parainfluenza virus-4 (0.6%), parainfluenza virus-1 (0.3%), influenza C (0.2%) and human rhinovirus (0.2%). Distinct seasonal infection was observed only for influenza A and influenza B viruses. J. Med. Virol. 85:1459-1465, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Tapasi Roy Mukherjee; Shampa Chanda; Satarupa Mullick; Papiya De; Malay Dey-Sarkar; Mamta Chawla-Sarkar
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Type:  Journal Article    
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Title:  Journal of medical virology     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1096-9071     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Virol.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
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Created Date:  2013-06-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7705876     Medline TA:  J Med Virol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1459-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Beliaghata, Kolkata, India.
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