New human coronavirus, HCoV-NL63, associated with severe lower respiratory tract disease in Australia.

@article{Arden2005NewHC,
  title={New human coronavirus, HCoV-NL63, associated with severe lower respiratory tract disease in Australia.},
  author={Katherine E. Arden and Michael D. Nissen and Theo P. Sloots and Ian M Mackay},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2005},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={455-62}
}
A new human coronavirus, HCoV-NL63, was associated recently with bronchiolitis. The current study aimed to examine retrospectively stored specimens for the presence of HCoV-NL63 using nested RT-PCR assays targeting the 1a and 1b genes. The study population was composed of patients with acute respiratory disease warranting presentation to Queensland hospitals. HCoV-NL63 was detected in the nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) of 16 of 840 specimens representing 766 patients (2%). HCoV-NL63 positive… CONTINUE READING

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