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Detection of influenza C virus infection among hospitalized patients, Cameroon
journal contributionposted on 2019-12-18, 09:16 authored by Richard Njouom, Gwladys Chavely Monamele, Burcu Ermetal, Serge Tchatchouang, Sylvie Moyo-Tetang, John W McCauley, Rodney S Daniels
We report 3 cases of influenza C virus in children hospitalized with severe acute respiratory infection in Cameroon. Two of these case-patients had grave clinical manifestations, but all 3 recovered. The lack of specific antiviral drugs for influenza C virus highlights the need to identify and describe cases involving this virus.
CameroonInfluenza Chospitalized patientsinfluenzavirusvirusesChild, PreschoolGenes, ViralGenome, ViralHospitalizationHumansInfantInfluenza, HumanInfluenzavirus CPhylogenyPopulation SurveillanceMcCauley FC001030WICMicrobiology1108 Medical Microbiology1117 Public Health and Health Services1103 Clinical Sciences