Human coronavirus-associated influenza-like illness in the community setting in Peru

Hugo Razuri, Monika Malecki, Yeny Tinoco, Ernesto Ortiz, M Claudia Guezala, Candice Romero, Abel Estela, Patricia Breña, Maria-Luisa Morales, Erik J Reaves, Jorge Gomez, Timothy M Uyeki, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Daniel G Bausch, Verena Schildgen, Oliver Schildgen, Joel M Montgomery

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Abstract

We present findings describing the epidemiology of non-severe acute respiratory syndrome human coronavirus-associated influenza-like illness from a population-based active follow-up study in four different regions of Peru. In 2010, the prevalence of infections by human coronaviruses 229E, OC43, NL63, or HKU1 was 6.4% in participants with influenza-like illness who tested negative for influenza viruses. Ten of 11 human coronavirus infections were identified in the fall-winter season. Human coronaviruses are present in different regions of Peru and are relatively frequently associated with influenza-like illness in Peru.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume93
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1038-40
Number of pages3
ISSN0002-9637
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cohort Studies
  • Common Cold/diagnosis
  • Coronavirus/isolation & purification
  • Coronavirus Infections/diagnosis
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Influenza, Human/diagnosis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Peru/epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Prospective Studies
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Respiratory Tract Infections/diagnosis
  • Seasons

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