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Saffold cardioviruses of 3 lineages in children with respiratory tract infections, Beijing, China

  • Authors: Ren L, Gonzalez R, Xie Z, Xiao Y, Li Y, Liu C, Chen L, Yang Q, Vernet G, Paranhos- Baccalà G, Jin Q, Shen K, Wang J.

  • Journal: Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Jul;16(7):1158-61.

  • Type: Article

  • Directorate: Scientific Directorate

  • Published: 2010


To clarify the potential for respiratory transmission of Saffold cardiovirus (SAFV) and characterize the pathogen, we analyzed respiratory specimens from 1,558 pediatric patients in Beijing. We detected SAFV in 7 (0.5%) patients and identified lineages 1-3. However, because 3 patients had co-infections, we could not definitively say SAFV caused disease.

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