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Acute respiratory infections in hospitalized children in Vientiane, Lao PDR - the importance of Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Nguyen, Van Hoan; Dubot-Peres, Audrey; Russell, Fiona; Dance, David A B; Vilivong, Keoudomphone; Phommachan, Souphatsone; Syladeth, Chanthaphone; Lai, Jana; Lim, Ruth; Morpeth, L; Mayxay, Mayfong


The Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most important viral pathogens, causing epidemics of acute respiratory infection (ARI), especially bronchiolitis and pneumonia, in children worldwide. To investigate the RSV burden in Laos, we conducted a one-year study in children <5 years old admitted to Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane Capital, to describe clinical and epidemiological characteristics and predictive factors for severity of RSV-associated ARI. Pooled nasal and throat swabs...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-09006-6
Access Rights: Open Access


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