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Volume 15, Number 9—September 2009


Absence of Detectable Replication of Human Bocavirus Species 2 in Respiratory Tract

Thaweesak Chieochansin, Amit Kapoor, Eric Delwart, Yong Poovorawan, and Peter SimmondsComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Chulalongkorn University and Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand (T. Chieochansin, Y. Poovorawan), University of California, San Francisco, California, USA (A. Kapoor, E. Delwart); University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (P. Simmonds)

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Frequency of human bocavirus species 1 and 2 in respiratory and fecal samples, United Kingdom and Thailand*

Sample type Location No. tested Frequency, no. (%)
HBoV-1 HBoV-2
Edinburgh, UK 2,500 6 (0.2)† 14 (0.6)†
Bangkok, Thailand
10 (1.9)
2 (0.4)
Respiratory Edinburgh, UK 6,138‡ 67 (3.4)‡ 0
Bangkok, Thailand 386 55 (14.1) 0

*HBoV, human bocavirus.
†Frequency among children <5 y of age: HBoV-1, 1.4%; HBoV-2, 3.1%.
‡Tested in 241 pools composed of 2,294 samples. Frequencies were determined by using the Poisson formula, f = ln(f0).

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