Seasonal pattern in childhood viral lower respiratory tract infections in Melbourne.

@article{Murphy1980SeasonalPI,
  title={Seasonal pattern in childhood viral lower respiratory tract infections in Melbourne.},
  author={Brian Murphy and Peter D Phelan and Ian Jack and Emmanuel Uren},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={1980},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={22-4}
}
Respiratory syncytial virus and parainfluenza viruses are the major pathogens in acute lower respiratory infection in infants and younger children. They show distinct seasonal patterns. An annual epidemic of respiratory syncytial virus infection is seen in Melbourne and this coincides with the coldest months of the year. Parainfluenza virus Type 1, the most frequent cause of laryngotracheobronchitis, occurs as an autumn epidemic every second year. Parainfluenza virus Types 2 and 3 are present… CONTINUE READING