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Volume 13, Number 12—December 2007


WU Polyomavirus in Children, Canada

Yacine Abed*, David Wang†, and Guy Boivin*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec and Research Center in Infectious Diseases, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; †Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA;

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Clinical data from 7 WU polyomavirus–infected children, Canada, 2003*

Patient no. Sex Age, mo Date sample collected Sample type PCR for WU virus LTAg/VP2 Diagnosis Copathogen
1 F 13 Feb 13 NPA +/+ Bronchiolitis hRSV
2 M 13 Mar 5 NPA +/– Pneumonitis hRSV
3 F 13 Feb 24 NPA +/+ None† None
4 M 20 Mar 13 NPA +/– None† None
5 F 24 Mar 17 NPA +/+ None† None
6 M 19 Mar 31 NPA +/+ None† None
7 F 24 Apr 1 NPA +/– None† None

*NPA, nasopharyngeal aspirates; hRSV, human respiratory syncytial virus.
†No fever or respiratory symptoms at the time of elective surgery.

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