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Volume 13, Number 11—November 2007

Letter

Human Bocavirus in Infants, New Zealand

Natalie Redshaw*†, Catherine Wood*, Fenella Rich*, Keith Grimwood†, and Joanna R. Kirman*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, New Zealand; †University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand;

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Summary of 8 infants with human bocavirus infection hospitalized with bronchiolitis, New Zealand, 2003–2005*

Infant no. Date admitted Sex/ age, mo Ethnicity Attended daycare? Length of hospital stay, d Illness severity Apnea Underlying conditions/ comorbitities RSV subtype Highest temp., °C Enteritic symptoms
1 Jul 
2003 M/9 Pacific No 16 Mod A 40.1 Diarrhea
2 Aug 2003 F/4 Pacific No 6 Sev B 38.4 Diarrhea
3 Sep 2003 F/11 NZ European No 1 Mod 38.1
4 Sep 2003 F/10 Pacific No 4 Sev 33 weeks’ gestation 38.3 Diarrhea
5 Aug 2004 M/8 Pacific No 2 Mod Haemophilus influenzae conjunctivitis 37.7
6 Jul 
2005 M/10 Chinese No 10 Mod 34 weeks’ gestation, repaired esophageal atresia and tracheomalacia 37.7
7 Aug 2005 F/9 Pacific No 9 Sev + 30 weeks’ gestation A 39.2
8 Sep 2005 M/13 NZ European Yes 5 Mod Hydronephrosis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa urinary tract infection 37.4

*Temp., temperature; Mod, moderate; Sev, severe; –, absent; NZ, New Zealand;+, present.

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