Human Bocavirus Infection, Canada
Published Date:May 2006
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 12(5):848-850.
Molecular Sequence Data
Respiratory Tract Infections
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Description:Human Bocavirus was detected in 18 (1.5%) of 1,209 respiratory specimens collected in 2003 and 2004 in Canada. The main symptoms of affected patients were cough (78%), fever (67%), and sore throat (44%). Nine patients were hospitalized; of these, 8 (89%) were <5 years of age.
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