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Volume 16, Number 4—April 2010

Letter

WUPyV in Children with Acute Respiratory Tract Infections, China

Xiaoyan LiComments to Author , Jinying Chen, Mei Kong, Xu Su, Ming Zou, Hua Zhang, and Yumin Han
Author affiliations: Tianjin Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China (X. Li, M. Kong, X. Su, M. Zou); Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin (X. Li, J. Chen); Tianjin Children’s Hospital, Tianjin (H. Zhang); Tianjin Xianshuigu Hospital, Tianjin (Y. Han)

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Table

Age distribution of children infected with WU polyomavirus, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, 2008–2009*

Age Inpatients with LRTIs Outpatients with URTIs Children without respiratory diseases
Mean ± SD, y 10.2 ± 16.1 5.96 ± 3.69 7.56 ± 4.25
Median age, y
0.4
5.0
7.0
Age group
<6 mo 95 (54.6) 1 (1.5) 0
6 mo–<1 y 52 (29.9) 1 (1.5) 0
1–<2 y 15 (8.6) 3 (4.4) 2 (4.6)
2–5 y 9 (5.2) 25 (36.8) 11 (25.6)
>5 y 2 (1.1) 38 (55.9) 30 (69.8)
Unknown
1 (0.6)
0
0
Total 174 (100.0) 68 (100.0) 43 (100.0)

* LRTIs, lower respiratory tract infections; URTIs, upper respiratory tract infections. Values are no. (%) unless otherwise indicated.

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