publication . Article . 2004

Laboratory diagnosis and surveillance of human respiratory viruses by PCR in Victoria, Australia, 2002–2003

Julian Druce; Thomas Tran; Heath Kelly; Matthew Kaye; Doris Chibo; Renata Kostecki; Abdul Amiri; Mike Catton; Chris Birch;
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  • Published: 12 Nov 2004 Journal: Journal of Medical Virology, volume 75, issue 1, pages 122-129 (issn: 0146-6615, eissn: 1096-9071, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
Abstract Respiratory viruses were identified by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in more than 4,200 specimens collected during 2002 and 2003 in Victoria, Australia from patients admitted to hospitals or participating in an influenza surveillance program. Influenza viruses and picornaviruses were important causes of morbidity in both years. Additional testing of picornavirus‐positive samples suggested that rhinoviruses but not enteroviruses were more likely to be associated with respiratory symptoms, irrespective of the season in which they circulated. Detection of influenza viruses was strongly associated with the clinical symptoms of cough, fever, and fatigu...
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