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Volume 15, Number 5—May 2009

Dispatch

Novel Respiratory Virus Infections in Children, Brazil

Maria Carolina M. Albuquerque, Gisele P.A. Pena, Rafael B. Varella, George Gallucci, Dean Erdman, and Norma SantosComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (M.C.M. Albuquerque, G.P.A. Pena, N. Santos); Centro Universitário Serra dos Órgãos, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro (R. B. Varella); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (G. Gallucci, D. Erdman)

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Clinical symptoms observed among patients with a single infection, by virus, Brazil, 2006–2007*

Clinical symptom % Patients (no. positive/no. tested)
HCoV-HKU1 or NL63 HMPV HBoV RV FluV A RSV HCoV-OC43 AdV
Fever 100 (3/3) 80 (4/5) 80 (4/5) 52 (17/33) 40 (2/5) 100 (3/3) 0 (0/1) 100 (1/1)
Rhinorrhea 33 (1/3) 60 (3/5) 60 (3/5) 67 (22/33) 80 (4/5) 100 (3/3) 0 (0/1) 0 (0/1)
Cough 33 (1/3) 100 (5/5) 80 (4/5) 67 (22/33) 40 (2/5) 33 (1/3) 0 (0/1) 100 (1/1)
Sore throat 0 (0/3) 20 (1/5) 20 (1/5) 6 (2/33) 60 (3/5) 0 (0/3) 0 (0/1) 0 (0/1)
Wheezing 33 (1/3) 40 (2/5) 80 (4/5) 27 (9/33) 20 (1/5) 0 (0/3) 0 (0/1) 100 1/1)
Bronchiolitis 33 (1/3) 20 (1/5) 0 (0/5) 12 (4/33) 0 (0/5) 0 (0/3) 100 (1/1) 0 (0/1)
Pneumonia 100 (3/3) 0 (0/5) 40 (2/5) 27 (9/33) 20 (1/5) 0 (0/3) 0 (0/1) 0 (0/1)

*HCoV, human coronavirus; HMPV, human metapneumovirus; HBoV, human bocavirus; RV, rhinovirus; FluV A, influenza virus A; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus; AdV, adenovirus.

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