Characterize Respiratory Pathogens Endemic to Pakistan
Technical Report,16 Jun 2010,30 Jun 2015
The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia Charlottesville United States
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The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of respiratory viruses associated with severe pneumonia among children in the rural district of Matiari in Sindh, Pakistan. The study was a community-based prospective cohort of active surveillance for two years, and a total of 817 participants were followed. Of the nasopharyngeal swabs collected, 77.8 percent 179230 were positive for one or more respiratory viruses. The incidence of viral-associated pneumonia was 11.9 per 100 child-years of follow up. EnterovirusRhinovirus was detected in 51.7 patients, followed by parainfluenza virus type III 8.3 percent, and RSV 5.7 percent . Of the blood cultures collected, 1.4 percent 5356 were positive for a bacterial pathogen.
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