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Volume 22, Number 11—November 2016

Lack of Mimivirus Detection in Patients with Respiratory Disease, China

Xiao-Ai Zhang1, Teng Zhu1, Pan-He Zhang, Hao Li, Yan Li, En-Mei Liu, and Wu-Chun CaoComments to Author 
Author affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China (X.-A. Zhang, T. Zhu, P.-H. Zhang, H. Li, W. Liu, W.-C. Cao); Graduate School of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China (T. Zhu); 307 Hospital, Beijing (Y. Li); Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University,; Chongqing, China (E.-M. Liu)

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Prevalence of 11 other viruses in 3,696 patients with respiratory diseases tested for infection with mimivirus, China

Virus No. (%) patients
Influenza virus 307 (8.31)
Respiratory syncytial virus 812 (21.97)
Parainfluenza virus type 1 275 (7.44)
Parainfluenza virus type 2 13 (0.35)
Parainfluenza virus type 3 253 (6.85)
Parainfluenza virus type 4 38 (1.03)
Metapneumovirus 85 (2.30)
Human rhinovirus 543 (14.69)
Human adenoviruses 123 (3.33)
Coronavirus 79 (2.14)
Human bocavirus 179 (4.84)

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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