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Detection of influenza C virus infection among hospitalized patients, Cameroon

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posted 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.