respiratory syncytial virus infection in children with acute respiratory infections in zambia.epidemiological research on respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) infections in children was carried out at the virology laboratory, university teaching hospital (uth), in lusaka, zambia, from january-december 1996. specimens including 736 nasal washings and 2424 throat swabs were collected from children with acute respiratory infections (ari) and tested for rsv by enzyme immunoassay and by virus isolation. rsv was isolated in 62 (4.1%) of 1496 throat swabs collected from march to september and was ...19989825792
identification of viral and bacterial pathogens from hospitalized children with severe acute respiratory illness in lusaka, zambia, 2011-2012: a cross-sectional study.morbidity and mortality from respiratory infections are higher in resource-limited countries than developed countries, but limited studies have been conducted in resource-limited settings to examine pathogens from patients with acute respiratory infections. influenza surveillance has been conducted in zambia since 2008; however, only 4.3% of patients enrolled in 2011-2012 were positive for influenza. therefore, we examined non-influenza respiratory pathogens in children with severe acute respira ...201525888024
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