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Virological Surveillance and Molecular Characterization of Human Parainfluenzavirus Infection in Children with Acute Respiratory Illness: Germany, 2015-2019.
Oh, Djin-Ye; Biere, Barbara; Grenz, Markus; Wolff, Thorsten; Schweiger, Brunhilde; Dürrwald, Ralf; Reiche, Janine.
  • Oh DY; Unit 17, Department of Infectious Diseases, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, National Influenza Centre, Robert Koch Institute, Seestraße 10, D-13353 Berlin, Germany.
  • Biere B; Unit 17, Department of Infectious Diseases, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, National Influenza Centre, Robert Koch Institute, Seestraße 10, D-13353 Berlin, Germany.
  • Grenz M; Consultant Laboratory for RSV, PIV and HMPV, Unit 17, Department of Infectious Diseases, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, Robert Koch Institute, Seestraße 10, D-13353 Berlin, Germany.
  • Wolff T; Unit 17, Department of Infectious Diseases, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, National Influenza Centre, Robert Koch Institute, Seestraße 10, D-13353 Berlin, Germany.
  • Schweiger B; Unit 17, Department of Infectious Diseases, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, National Influenza Centre, Robert Koch Institute, Seestraße 10, D-13353 Berlin, Germany.
  • Dürrwald R; Unit 17, Department of Infectious Diseases, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, National Influenza Centre, Robert Koch Institute, Seestraße 10, D-13353 Berlin, Germany.
  • Reiche J; Consultant Laboratory for RSV, PIV and HMPV, Unit 17, Department of Infectious Diseases, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, Robert Koch Institute, Seestraße 10, D-13353 Berlin, Germany.
Microorganisms ; 9(7)2021 Jul 14.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1323308
ABSTRACT
Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs) are important causes of respiratory illness, especially in young children. However, surveillance for HPIV is rarely performed continuously, and national-level epidemiologic and genetic data are scarce. Within the German sentinel system, to monitor acute respiratory infections (ARI), 4463 respiratory specimens collected from outpatients < 5 years of age between October 2015 and September 2019 were retrospectively screened for HPIV 1-4 using real-time PCR. HPIV was identified in 459 (10%) samples. HPIV-3 was the most common HPIV-type, with 234 detections, followed by HPIV-1 (113), HPIV-4 (61), and HPIV-2 (49). HPIV-3 was more frequently associated with age < 2 years, and HPIV-4 was more frequently associated with pneumonia compared to other HPIV types. HPIV circulation displayed distinct seasonal patterns, which appeared to vary by type. Phylogenetic characterization clustered HPIV-1 in Clades 2 and 3. Reclassification was performed for HPIV-2, provisionally assigning two distinct HPIV-2 groups and six clades, with German HPIV-2s clustering in Clade 2.4. HPIV-3 clustered in C1, C3, C5, and, interestingly, in A. HPIV-4 clustered in Clades 2.1 and 2.2. The results of this study may serve to inform future approaches to diagnose and prevent HPIV infections, which contribute substantially to ARI in young children in Germany.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Randomized controlled trials / Screening study Language: English Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Microorganisms9071508

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Randomized controlled trials / Screening study Language: English Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Microorganisms9071508