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Volume 14, Number 11—November 2008


Role of Human Polyomaviruses in Respiratory Tract Disease in Young Children

Rachel L. Wattier, Marietta Vázquez, Carla Weibel, Eugene D. Shapiro, David Ferguson, Marie L. Landry, and Jeffrey S. KahnComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA;

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Detection of KIV and WUV in children <2 years of age with and without respiratory tract disease*

Patient group No. KIV-positive children/total no. tested (%) No. WUV-positive children/total no. tested (%)
Respiratory tract disease 8/367 (2.2)† 26/367 (7.1)‡
Asymptomatic 0/96 (0) 6/96 (6.3)

*KIV, KI virus; WUV, WU virus.
†p = 0.215, compared with asymptomatic children.
‡p = 1.0, compared with asymptomatic children.

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