Molecular epidemiology of human rhinovirus C in patients with acute respiratory tract infections in Osaka City, Japan.

@article{Kaida2011MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of human rhinovirus C in patients with acute respiratory tract infections in Osaka City, Japan.},
  author={Atsushi Kaida and Hideyuki Kubo and Kohichi Takakura and Masao Togawa and Masashi Shiomi and Urara Kohdera and Nobuhiro Iritani},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={
          488-92
        }
}
Human rhinovirus (HRV) is a causative agent of acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI). In 2007, a novel HRV group, HRV-C, was discovered. This study, which assessed whether HRV-C is epidemic among patients with ARTI, was aimed at analyzing the seasonal prevalence of HRV-C in Osaka City, Japan. Gene amplification tests were performed to detect 10 respiratory viruses in 336 specimens collected during November 2008-October 2009. In total, 364 viruses were detected in 271 specimens. The most… CONTINUE READING

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