Rhinovirus transmission within families with children: incidence of symptomatic and asymptomatic infections.

@article{Peltola2008RhinovirusTW,
  title={Rhinovirus transmission within families with children: incidence of symptomatic and asymptomatic infections.},
  author={Ville T Peltola and Matti E. Waris and Riikka Osterback and Petri Susi and Olli Ruuskanen and Timo Hyypi{\"a}},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={197 3},
  pages={382-9}
}
BACKGROUND Rhinoviruses are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, but the transmission in families has not been studied using sensitive and specific molecular detection methods. METHODS Children hospitalized for any infection were screened for rhinoviruses. Eight families with a rhinovirus-positive index child and 16 families with a rhinovirus-negative index child were monitored for 3 weeks for disease symptoms, and the presence and quantity of rhinoviruses in nasal swab… CONTINUE READING
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