Prevalence of respiratory syncytial virus group B genotype BA-IV strains among children with acute respiratory tract infection in Kolkata, Eastern India.

@article{Agrawal2009PrevalenceOR,
  title={Prevalence of respiratory syncytial virus group B genotype BA-IV strains among children with acute respiratory tract infection in Kolkata, Eastern India.},
  author={Anurodh Shankar Agrawal and Mehuli Sarkar and Souvik Ghosh and Mamta Chawla-Sarkar and N. Chakraborty and Meena Basak and Trailokya Nath Naik},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2009},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={
          358-61
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although recognized as a significant respiratory pathogen, there is a dearth of information on genetic diversity of human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) strains among children in India. OBJECTIVES To study prevalence and genomic diversity of HRSV strains among children (<5 years of age) with acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI) at Dr. B.C. Roy Memorial Hospital for Children, Kolkata, Eastern India. STUDY DESIGN During September 2005 to August 2008, nasal and/or throat… CONTINUE READING
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