Detection of the new human coronavirus HKU1: a report of 6 cases.

  title={Detection of the new human coronavirus HKU1: a report of 6 cases.},
  author={Astrid Vabret and Julia Dina and St{\'e}phanie Gouarin and Jo{\"e}lle Petitjean and Sandrine Corbet and François Freymuth},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={42 5},
BACKGROUND Human coronavirus HKU1 (HCoV-HKU1), a new group 2 coronavirus, was first characterized in 2005 from 2 adults with pneumonia in Hong Kong, China. To the best of our knowledge, there is no other report to date about the detection of this new virus. We report a molecular method allowing for the detection of HCoV-HKU1 and also report the clinical presentation of 6 infected patients. METHODS We screened 141 specimens (135 nasal samples and 6 stool samples) received in February and March… CONTINUE READING
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