Molecular epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus in Kilifi district, Kenya.

@article{Scott2004MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus in Kilifi district, Kenya.},
  author={Paul D. Scott and Rachel Ochola and Mwanajuma J Ngama and Emelda A. Okiro and D. James Nokes and Graham F Medley and Patricia A. Cane},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2004},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={
          344-54
        }
}
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes significant burden of disease during infancy and childhood. This study examined the genetic relatedness of RSV positive samples from child inpatients and outpatients and a birth cohort from a rural coastal district of Kenya and also the distribution of strains between these three groups. Clinical samples were collected over a 4-year period in Kilifi District, Kenya from community and hospital surveillance. Three hundred ninety seven of 1,044 nasal… CONTINUE READING
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