Epidemiological, Clinical and Virological Characteristics of Influenza B Virus from Patients at the Hospital Tertiary Care Units in Bangkok during 2011-2014

@inproceedings{Horthongkham2016EpidemiologicalCA,
  title={Epidemiological, Clinical and Virological Characteristics of Influenza B Virus from Patients at the Hospital Tertiary Care Units in Bangkok during 2011-2014},
  author={Navin Horthongkham and Niracha Athipanyasilp and Archiraya Pattama and Bualan Kaewnapan and Suthatta Sornprasert and Surangrat Srisurapanont and Wannee Kantakamalakul and Palanee Amaranond and Ruengpung Sutthent},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
Influenza B virus, which causes acute respiratory infections, has increased in prevalence in recent years. Based on the nucleotide sequence of the hemagglutinin (HA) gene, influenza B virus can be divided into two lineages, Victoria and Yamagata, that co-circulate during the influenza season. However, analysis of the potential association between the clinical and virological characteristic and the lineage of influenza B viruses isolated in Thailand was lacking. To investigate influenza B virus… CONTINUE READING

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