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Title: Frequency of viruses associated with acute respiratory infections in children younger than five years of age at a locality of Mexico City
Authors: Cabello, C.
Manjarrez, M. E.
Olvera, R.
Villalba, J.
Valle, L.
Paramo, I.
Keywords: respiratory viruses - acute respiratory infections - respiratory tract viruses - respiratory syncytial virus - influenza virus - adenovirus parainfluenza virus - viral infection - Mexico
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2006
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 101 Num 1
Abstract: A locality in the district of Tlalpan, Mexico City, was selected in order to identify the viral agents in children younger than 5 years of age with acute respiratory infection (ARI). A total of 300 children were randomly selected and were included in this study for a period of 13 months. During this period nasopharyngeal exudates were collected for the isolation of viral agents. Monoclonal fluorescent antibodies were used for viral identification after cell culture. Viral infection was detected in 65% of the specimens. The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was the most common virus agent detected. Children required an average of two consultations during the study period. Two high incidence peaks were observed, one during the summer and the other during winter; the most frequent viruses during these seasons were influenza A and RSV, respectively. The largest number of viruses was isolated in the group of children between 1 and 2 years of age and in the group between 4 and 5 years of age. This study demonstrated the presence of ARI and of different viruses in a period of 13 months, as well as the most frequent viruses in children younger than 5 years of age from a community of Mexico City.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/8360
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc06005
Rights: Copyright 2006 - Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz.
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