publication . Article . 2010

Circulation of human influenza viruses and emergence of Oseltamivir-resistant A(H1N1) viruses in Cameroon, Central Africa

Richard Njouom; Serge Alain Sadeuh; Dominique Noah Noah; Victoria Gregory; Patrick J. Collins; Pierre Cappy; Alan Hay; Dominique Rousset;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2010
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>While influenza surveillance has increased in most developing countries in the last few years, little influenza surveillance has been carried out in sub-Saharan Africa and no information is available in Central Africa. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of influenza viruses circulating in Yaounde, Cameroon and determine their antigenic and genetic characteristics.</p> <p>Methods</p> <p>Throat and/or nasal swabs were collected from November 2007 to October 2008 from outpatients with influenza-like illness (ILI) in Yaounde, Cameroon and analyzed by two different techniques: a one-step real time reverse tra...
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free text keywords: MESH: Adolescent, MESH: Adult, MESH: Child, Preschool, MESH: Dogs, MESH: Drug Resistance, Viral, MESH: Female, MESH: Hemagglutination Inhibition Tests, MESH: Humans, MESH: Infant, MESH: Influenza, Human, MESH: Male, MESH: Middle Aged, MESH: Aged, MESH: Nose, MESH: Orthomyxoviridae, MESH: Oseltamivir, MESH: Pharynx, MESH: Prevalence, MESH: RNA, Viral, MESH: Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction, MESH: Young Adult, MESH: Aged, 80 and over, MESH: Amino Acid Substitution, MESH: Animals, MESH: Antiviral Agents, MESH: Cameroon, MESH: Cell Line, MESH: Child, [SDV.MP.VIR]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Microbiology and Parasitology/Virology, Research Article, Infectious Diseases, lcsh:Infectious and parasitic diseases, lcsh:RC109-216, Oseltamivir, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Orthomyxoviridae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Parasitology, Medical microbiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Oseltamivir resistant, Central africa, Zanamivir, medicine.drug, Virology, Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, medicine.disease_cause
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