Winter peak of respiratory syncytial virus in Islamabad

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Ralalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Tropical Doctor (Impact Factor: 0.48). 02/2005; 35(1):28-9. DOI: 10.1258/0049475053001958
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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.

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