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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3180616cfb
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TRANSMISSION OF INFLUENZA A IN FAMILIES

Teo, Stephen S. S. MBBS*; Ellis, Joanna S. PhD†; Aitken, Celia MRCPath‡; Booy, Robert MD*§

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Abstract

We conducted a prospective, nested study using nucleotide sequencing to examine influenza positive respiratory samples in families for genetic homology in the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase genes. Influenza A H3N2 viruses from 3 families had identical, family specific, HA1 nucleotide sequences. Sequences among these families were genetically heterogeneous. A 4th family was distinguished by sequencing of the influenza neuraminidase gene.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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