The Incidence and Clinical Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disease Identified through Hospital Outpatient Presentations in Kenyan Children

@inproceedings{Okiro2012TheIA,
  title={The Incidence and Clinical Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disease Identified through Hospital Outpatient Presentations in Kenyan Children},
  author={Emelda A. Okiro and Mwanajuma J Ngama and Ann Bett and David James Nokes},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND There is little information that describe the burden of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) associated disease in the tropical African outpatient setting. METHODS We studied a systematic sample of children aged <5 years presenting to a rural district hospital in Kenya with acute respiratory infection (ARI) between May 2002 and April 2004. We collected clinical data and screened nasal wash samples for RSV antigen by immunofluorescence. We used a linked demographic surveillance system… CONTINUE READING

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