Molecular monitoring of causative viruses in child acute respiratory infection in endemo-epidemic situations in Shanghai

  • Wang W
  • Cavailler P
  • Ren P
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Background: Numerous viruses are responsible for respiratory infections; however, both their distribution and genetic diversity, in a limited area and a population subgroup, have been studied only rarely during a sustained period of time. Methods: A 2-year surveillance program of children presenting with acute respiratory infections (ARIs) was carried out to characterize the viral etiology and to assess whether using gene amplification and sequencing could be a reliable approach to monitor virus introduction and spread in a population subgroup. Results: Using multiplex RT-PCR, 15 different respiratory viruses were detected within the 486 nasopharyngeal positive samples collected among 817 children aged

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  • Acute respiratory infection
  • Co-infection
  • Genotypes
  • Pediatric
  • Respiratory viruses

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  • Wei Wang

  • Philippe Cavailler

  • Peijun Ren

  • Jing Zhang

  • Wei Dong

  • Huajie Yan

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