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Spectrum of viruses and atypical bacteria in intercontinental air travelers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection.
J Infect Dis. 2007 Mar 01; 195(5):675-9.JI

Abstract

Respiratory infections after air travel are frequent, but epidemiological data are incomplete. Using sensitive polymerase chain reactions, we studied the spectrum of atypical bacteria and respiratory viruses in travelers fulfilling the case definition of severe acute respiratory syndrome. A pathogen was identified in 67 travelers (43.2%). Influenza and parainfluenza viruses were most prevalent, at 14.2% and 15.5%, respectively. Prevalences of adenoviruses, human metapneumovirus, coronaviruses, and rhinoviruses ranged between 2.6% and 4.8%. Human bocavirus, respiratory syncytial virus, and Legionella, Mycoplasma, and Chlamydophila species were absent or appeared at frequencies of <1%. To our knowledge, these are the first specific baseline data for the mentioned agents in the context of air travel.

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Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17262708

Citation

Luna, Luciano Kleber de Souza, et al. "Spectrum of Viruses and Atypical Bacteria in Intercontinental Air Travelers With Symptoms of Acute Respiratory Infection." The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 195, no. 5, 2007, pp. 675-9.
Luna LK, Panning M, Grywna K, et al. Spectrum of viruses and atypical bacteria in intercontinental air travelers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection. J Infect Dis. 2007;195(5):675-9.
Luna, L. K., Panning, M., Grywna, K., Pfefferle, S., & Drosten, C. (2007). Spectrum of viruses and atypical bacteria in intercontinental air travelers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 195(5), 675-9.
Luna LK, et al. Spectrum of Viruses and Atypical Bacteria in Intercontinental Air Travelers With Symptoms of Acute Respiratory Infection. J Infect Dis. 2007 Mar 1;195(5):675-9. PubMed PMID: 17262708.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Spectrum of viruses and atypical bacteria in intercontinental air travelers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection. AU - Luna,Luciano Kleber de Souza, AU - Panning,Marcus, AU - Grywna,Klaus, AU - Pfefferle,Susanne, AU - Drosten,Christian, Y1 - 2007/01/18/ PY - 2006/04/24/received PY - 2006/07/27/accepted PY - 2007/1/31/pubmed PY - 2007/4/11/medline PY - 2007/1/31/entrez SP - 675 EP - 9 JF - The Journal of infectious diseases JO - J Infect Dis VL - 195 IS - 5 N2 - Respiratory infections after air travel are frequent, but epidemiological data are incomplete. Using sensitive polymerase chain reactions, we studied the spectrum of atypical bacteria and respiratory viruses in travelers fulfilling the case definition of severe acute respiratory syndrome. A pathogen was identified in 67 travelers (43.2%). Influenza and parainfluenza viruses were most prevalent, at 14.2% and 15.5%, respectively. Prevalences of adenoviruses, human metapneumovirus, coronaviruses, and rhinoviruses ranged between 2.6% and 4.8%. Human bocavirus, respiratory syncytial virus, and Legionella, Mycoplasma, and Chlamydophila species were absent or appeared at frequencies of <1%. To our knowledge, these are the first specific baseline data for the mentioned agents in the context of air travel. SN - 0022-1899 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17262708/full_citation L2 - https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-lookup/doi/10.1086/511432 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -