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From Sept. 1986 to Jan. 1989, a hospital-based study was conducted on 736 children, under 5 years of age, with acute respiratory infection. Nasopharyngeal secretions were examined for viruses by culture and by immunofluorescence. Viruses were detected in 22% of specimens: respiratory syncytial (5%), parainfluenza (5%), influenza A (4%), influenza B (2%), adenovirus (3%), measles (3%). The highest rates of detection were with patients diagnosed clinically as pneumonia or upper respiratory tract infection. The case fatality rate was very high (43%) in children with measles virus infection.

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