Epidemiological and Evolutionary Dynamics of Influenza B Viruses in Malaysia, 2012-2014

  title={Epidemiological and Evolutionary Dynamics of Influenza B Viruses in Malaysia, 2012-2014},
  author={Xiang Yong Oong and Kim Tien Ng and Tommy Tsan-Yuk Lam and Yong Kek Pang and Kok Gan Chan and Nik Sherina Haidi Binti Hanafi and Adeeba bte Kamarulzaman and Kok Keng Tee and Florian Krammer},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Epidemiological and evolutionary dynamics of influenza B Victoria and Yamagata lineages remained poorly understood in the tropical Southeast Asia region, despite causing seasonal outbreaks worldwide. From 2012-2014, nasopharyngeal swab samples collected from outpatients experiencing acute upper respiratory tract infection symptoms in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were screened for influenza viruses using a multiplex RT-PCR assay. Among 2,010/3,935 (51.1%) patients infected with at least one… CONTINUE READING
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