Epidemiology and seasonality of respiratory tract virus infections in the tropics.

@article{Shek2003EpidemiologyAS,
  title={Epidemiology and seasonality of respiratory tract virus infections in the tropics.},
  author={Lynette Pei-chi Shek and Bee-Wah Lee},
  journal={Paediatric respiratory reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={105-11}
}
Acute viral respiratory tract infections are a significant cause of morbidity worldwide. Information on the epidemiology and seasonality of these infections is important in planning vaccination and treatment strategies. In temperate climes, there are distinct seasonal peaks in the winter months. This paper reviews the seasonal trends of respiratory viral infections in the tropics. Despite the absence of a winter season, consistent seasons of infection, albeit less distinct, have been observed… CONTINUE READING
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