Longitudinal investigation of epidemiologic feature of adenovirus infections in acute respiratory illnesses among children in Yamagata, Japan (1986-1991).


Using human embryonic fibroblast (HEF) and HEp-2 cell cultures, adenoviruses were isolated from 989 (3.7%) out of 26,793 pediatric patients with ARI in Yamagata, Japan from January, 1986 to December, 1991. All isolates were identified as types 1 (Ad1)-6 and no other serotypes were identified. Epidemiologic feature was different depending on the subgenus… (More)


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