Fatal Respiratory Infections Associated with Rhinovirus Outbreak, Vietnam - - Emerging Infectious Disease journal - CDC
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Volume 18, Number 11–November 2012
Fatal Respiratory Infections Associated with Rhinovirus Outbreak, Vietnam
The World Health Organization estimates that ≈2 million children die each year from acute respiratory tract infection (ARI), and most live in developing countries (1). Human rhinovirus (HRV), a common cause of mild upper respiratory tract infections, may also cause severe ARI in children. We report on an outbreak of severe ARI caused by HRV in children living in orphanages in Vietnam.