Prevalence of respiratory viruses, including newly identified viruses, in hospitalised children in Austria

  title={Prevalence of respiratory viruses, including newly identified viruses, in hospitalised children in Austria},
  author={Clara Larcher and Verena Jeller and Helmut A. Fischer and Hartwig P. Huemer},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
The aim of this epidemiological study was to determine the prevalence of respiratory viruses, including new viruses, in hospitalised children in Austria. Two hundred fourteen nasopharyngeal samples from hospitalised children were tested for the presence of viruses using cell culture and PCR and/or viral antigen assays. The results revealed a parainfluenza virus 1 (PIV1) outbreak that ended right before the onset of the influenza season, with nearly no overlapping, moderate respiratory syncytial… CONTINUE READING


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