Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010
Effects of Coronavirus Infections in Children
|Study||Location and period||Population||No. samples tested||No. (%) patients with positive test results||Comments|
|Lau et al. (20)||Hong Kong; 2004 Apr–2005 Mar||629 children with RTIs, 6 mo–5 y; inpatients||629||10 (1.6)||11 patients with URTIs, 1 with pneumonia, 1 with bronchiolitis, 5 with febrile seizures; 3 with underlying disease|
|Vabret et al. (24)||Canada; 2005 Feb–Mar||83 children with RTIs, <5 y; negative for RSV, influenza A/B, PIV 1–3, adenovirus; inpatients||83||5 (6.0)||3 patients with gastroenteritis, 1 with febrile seizures; mean age 26 mo|
|Sloots et al. (25)||Australia; 2004 May–Aug||259 children with RTIs, <5 y; inpatients and outpatients||259||10 (3.8)||1 patient with co-infection|
|Talbot et al. (34)||USA; 2001 Oct–2003 Sep||1,055 children with RTIs, <5 y; inpatients||1,055||4 (0.4)||Mild episodes|
*HCoV, human coronavirus; RTI, respiratory tract infection; URTI, upper respiratory tract infection; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus; PIV, parainfluenza virus.