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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007
THEME ISSUE
Global Poverty and Human Development

Letter

Influenza A and B Infection in Children in Urban Slum, Bangladesh

W. Abdullah Brooks*†Comments to Author , Pauline Terebuh‡, Carolyn Bridges§, Alexander Klimov§, Doli Goswami*, Amina Tahia Sharmeen*, Tasnim Azim*, Dean D. Erdman§, Henrietta Hall§, Stephen P. Luby*, and Robert F. Breiman¶
Author affiliations: *ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh; †Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ‡Georgia State Health Department, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ¶Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya;

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Virus infections detected by serologic analysis in children <13 years of age, December 2000–December 2001, Dhaka, Bangladesh*

Virus No. infections (N = 56)
Influenza A† 8
Influenza B† 11
Influenza A and B† 2
Respiratory syncytial virus‡ 2
Parainfluenza type 3‡ 9
Adenovirus‡ 4
Human metapneumovirus‡ 20

*Virus infections were defined as a >4-fold increase in titers between acute-and convalescent-phase serum samples.
†From 128 serum pairs tested
‡From 107 serum pairs tested.

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