PMID: 16371864Dec 24, 2005

Contribution of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza and parainfluenza viruses to acute respiratory infections in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Daniel E Noyola, Gerardo Arteaga-Domínguez

Abstract

Respiratory viruses are the main pathogens associated with acute respiratory illness (ARI) in children. To establish the relationship between the presence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and parainfluenza viruses in the community and the number of ARI and pneumonia cases reported to the State Health Services Epidemiology Department (SHSED) in San Luis Potosí, México. We compared the weekly number of ARI and pneumonia episodes in children younger than 5 years of age reported to the SHSED for weeks in which the different respiratory viruses were detected in the community. Excess respiratory infection episodes compared with nonepidemic periods were calculated for each of the viruses. From July 2003 through June 2004, there were 236,597 ARI episodes and 2350 pneumonia cases reported to the SHSED. Distinct epidemic periods for parainfluenza type 1 and influenza were observed, whereas RSV and parainfluenza type 3 epidemic periods showed some overlap. The weekly number of excess ARI was greatest when influenza circulated in the community, whereas excess pneumonia cases were greatest when RSV was prevalent. Overall RSV was associated to the largest number of excess ARI and pneumonia cases reported to the SHSED. RSV dete...Continue Reading

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Apr 23, 2009·The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal·Hannah C MooreDeborah Lehmann
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Related Concepts

Acute Disease
Disease Outbreaks
Influenza
Para-Influenza Virus Type 1
Para-Influenza Virus Type 3
Paramyxoviridae Infections
Pneumonia, Viral
Upper Respiratory Infections
Human respiratory syncytial virus
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections

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