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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 95, No. 6, 2000, pp. 859-862
Bioline Code: oc00139
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 95, No. 6, 2000, pp. 859-862

 en Isolation and Identification of Adenovirus in Hospitalized Children, under Five Years, with Acute Respiratory Disease, in Havana, Cuba
Tania Pumariega; Clara Savn; Mayra Mun; Reynel Cancio; Grehete Gonzlez; Angel Valdivia; Zoila Gonzlez & Angel Goyenechea

Abstract

Nine Adenovirus (Ad) strains isolated in Cuba, from 128 nasopharingeal swab specimens of children below five years old, with acute respiratory diseases, during 1996 and 1997, were studied by restriction enzyme analysis of genomic DNA with two endonucleases BamH I and Sma I. All different fragment patterns were compared with the respective prototypes. The identified adenoviruses were Ad 1 (n=4), Ad 2 (n=1) and Ad 6 (n=4). Males were more frequently infected than females. The analysis of the occurrence of these Adenovirus strains of subgenus C revealed that Ad 1 and Ad 6 were the predominant serotypes in 1996 and in 1997, respectively.

Keywords
Adenovirus, acute respiratory infection, restriction analysis, Cuba

 
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