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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000035
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Detection of Norovirus In Respiratory Secretions In Children With Respiratory Tract Infection

Esposito, Susanna MD; Daleno, Cristina BSc; Scala, Alessia BSc; Senatore, Laura MD; Ascolese, Beatrice MD; Principi, Nicola MD

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Abstract

To evaluate whether norovirus (NoV) can be a possible cause of respiratory tract infection, 562 nasopharygeal samples collected from children admitted for influenza-like illness were tested for NoV. Three (0.5%) were positive NoV GII.4. The data show that NoV can be found in the respiratory secretions of children with respiratory symptoms and that respiratory involvement can precede gastrointestinal manifestations.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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