Characteristics of respiratory viral infections during influenza season in Canadian Hutterite Communities
Article first published online: 19 OCT 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Volume 7, Issue 6, pages 1088–1092, November 2013
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Kim, T. H., Russell, M. L., Fonseca, K., Aoki, F., Horsman, G., Van Caeseele, P., Chokani, K., Voight, M., Babiuk, L., Moss, L., Webby, R., Earn, D. J. D., Singh, P., Howse, C. and Loeb, M. (2013), Characteristics of respiratory viral infections during influenza season in Canadian Hutterite Communities. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 7: 1088–1092. doi: 10.1111/irv.12021
- Issue published online: 5 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 19 OCT 2012
- Accepted 5 September 2012. Published online 17 October 2012.
- Canadian Institutes for Health Research
- Cohort study;
- respiratory viruses
Please cite this paper as: Kim et al. (2012) Characteristics of respiratory viral infections during influenza season in Canadian Hutterite Communities. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses DOI:10.1111/irv.12021.
Objectives: To determined the pathogen-specific incidence of respiratory virus infection in Hutterite communities occurring over the 2008–2009 influenza season and assess temporal characteristics of respiratory illness related to infection.
Methods: 3273 participants community members enrolled in a cluster randomized trial of influenza vaccine were studied.
Results: One hundred forty-nine participants had laboratory-confirmed influenza, and 595 had at least one episode of laboratory-confirmed respiratory viral infection other than influenza. Entero/rhinovirus had the highest incidence among children <5 years.
Conclusions: A decline in the incidence of infections with age was observed for influenza as well as for most other respiratory viruses.