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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 91, No. 4, 1996, pp. 489-490
Bioline Code: oc96093
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 91, No. 4, 1996, pp. 489-490

 en Research note: Rapid Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus by Indirect Immunofluorescence in Infants Hospitalized with Acute Respiratory Disease
Angel Goyenechea; Rafael Razon; Clara Savon; Angel Valdivia; Danay Chacon & Luis Sarmiento


Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is well recognized as the
single most important pathogen accounting for acute viral
infections of lower respiratory tract in infants and young
children. Outbreaks of RSV infections occur each year in 
winter and early spring (L Pednealut et al.  1994 J Clin
Microbiol 32: 2861-2864).  In Cuba, acute respiratory
diseases (ARD) constitute a major problem of health, and are
the first cause of morbidity and occupy the first place of
mortality in the context of all the infectious diseases, in
all groups of age. Since October 1994 an increase  of medical
attention and admission due to ARD  and bronchiolitis were
noticed in children below one year old in pediatrics hospitals
in Havana City.

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