J Bacteriol Virol.  2014 Sep;44(3):274-282. 10.4167/jbv.2014.44.3.274.

Infection Frequency and Mixed infection on Eight Viruses from Patients with Acute Respiratory Syndromes in Seoul

Affiliations
  • 1Microbiology Department, Seoul Metropolitan Government Research Institute of Public Health and Environment, Gwacheon, Korea. hhj3814@seoul.go.kr
  • 2College of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea.

Abstract

For our survey of the infection frequency and mixed infection of the viruses causing acute respiratory syndromes, we analyzed those viruses from acute respiratory patients in Seoul. Total 1,038 specimens of oropharyngeal swab were tested by the real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit (Kogenebiotech, Korea) from Jan. to Dec. in 2013. Virus detection rate causing acute respiratory infection was 46% (476/1,038). The most frequently isolated virus was only hRV (21.6%, 103/476), followed by only ADV (8.96%, 93/476), only IFV A (H3N2) (18.1%, 86/476), and only hCoV (7.8%, 37/476) etc. Most of acute respiratory viruses had severe fever. Infection frequency information and mixed infection status on respiratory viruses circulating in Seoul will be helpful for the management of acute respiratory infection and for epidemiological continuous studies.

Keyword

Mixed infection; Respiratory viruses; Seoul

MeSH Terms

Coinfection*
Fever
Humans
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Seoul
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