burden of respiratory syncytial virus in hospitalized infants and young children in amman, jordan.acute respiratory infections (ari) play a major role in hospitalizations in the middle east, but the specific viral causes are unknown. we conducted prospective viral surveillance in children <5 y of age admitted with ari and/or fever at 2 dissimilar hospitals in amman, jordan during peak respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) season. we collected prospective clinical and demographic data and obtained nose/throat swabs for testing for rsv by real-time polymerase chain reaction (rt-pcr). we obtained c ...201020100116
natural history and epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus infection in the middle east: hospital surveillance for children under age two in jordan.respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) is the leading cause of bronchiolitis and viral pneumonia in infants and young children worldwide. in the middle east and arab countries, the burden of rsv-associated hospitalizations is not well characterized. we sought to determine the burden and clinical/epidemiological characteristics of rsv hospitalization in young children in amman, jordan. we investigated risk factors for severity including vitamin d levels.201526314623
human metapneumovirus in hospitalized children in amman, jordan.human metapneumovirus (hmpv) has recently been identified as an important cause of acute respiratory infections (ari) in children worldwide. however, there is little systematic data on its frequency and importance as a cause of ari in the middle east. we conducted a viral surveillance study in children <5 years of age admitted with respiratory symptoms and/or fever at two major tertiary care hospitals in amman, jordan from 1/18-3/29/07. nose and throat swabs were collected and tested for hmpv an ...201020419816
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