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winter peak of respiratory syncytial virus in islamabad.a study was carried out on 391 cases of bronchiolitis and pneumonia from different paediatric units in rawalpindi/islamabad, pakistan. a clear winter spike of respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) was noted. it was found that there was a substantial increase of 30-50% in the positivity of rsv from december to february.200515712541
respiratory syncytial virus and influenza are the key viral pathogens in children <2 years hospitalized with bronchiolitis and pneumonia in islamabad pakistan.pneumonia remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. comprehensive surveillance data are needed to review the prevention and control strategies. we conducted active surveillance of acute lower respiratory infections among children aged <2 years hospitalized at two hospitals of islamabad, pakistan. viral etiology was determined using real-time pcr on respiratory specimens collected during march 2011-april 2012. the overall mean age was 7.83 ± 5.25 months while no ...201727885562
diagnoses of acute lower respiratory tract infections in children in rawalpindi and islamabad, pakistan.a hospital-based inpatient and outpatient study of 1,492 cases of acute lower respiratory tract infection (alri) was conducted from november 1986 to march 1988 in two hospitals in rawalpindi and islamabad, pakistan. specimens of nasopharyngeal aspirate were processed for viral studies in all cases; blood cultures were performed in 1,331 cases; and urine was obtained for detection of bacterial antigen in 378 cases, but 227 of these samples had bacterial contamination and were discarded. respirato ...19902270413
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