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This study wasperformed to investigate the epidemiology of adenovirus related acute lower respiratorytract infection in children through a large sample collection. Totally 76,518patients admitted to Children’s Hospital Affiliated to Zhejiang University Schoolof Medicine were investigated from July 2006 to June 2012. Nasopharyngealaspirates were collected and examined by immunofluorescence assay to confirmviral etiology. There were 479 patients positive for adenovirus 6.3‰ and pneumonia accounted for most of thesepatients. The median age of adenovirus infected was 16 months and peaked at thesecond six-month of life. Winter, spring and summer had the similar positiverate, while autumn had the lowest occurrence rate. The detection rates of adenoviruson each spring from 2007 to 2012 were 18.01‰,5.73‰,11.85‰,6.35‰,11.77‰ and 2.66‰, respectively, which indicated a prevalenceappearing once every two years.

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Adenovirus, Respiratory Infection, Epidemiology

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Zheng, Q. , Lu, M. and Li, W. 2015 The Epidemiology of Adenovirus Associated Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Hospitalized Children in Hangzhou City, China. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-6. doi: 10.4236-oalib.1100777.





Author: Qi Zheng1, Meiping Lu1,2*, Wei Li3

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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