Detection of norovirus in respiratory secretions in children with respiratory tract infection

Susanna Esposito, Cristina Daleno, Alessia Scala, Laura Senatore, Beatrice Ascolese, Nicola Principi

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Abstract

To evaluate whether norovirus (NoV) can be a possible cause of respiratory tract infection, 562 nasopharyngeal samples collected from children admitted for influenza-like illness were tested for NoV. Three (0.5%) were positive NoV GII.4. The data show that NoV can be found in the respiratory secretions of children with respiratory symptoms and that respiratory involvement can precede gastrointestinal manifestations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-316
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2014

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