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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:8, August, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 837-841

Viral Aetiologies of Acute Respiratory Tract Infections among Children in Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago India
Suriya Mullaikodi#, Itta Krishna Chaaithanya#, Nagarajan Muruganandam# and Paluru Vijayachari*
Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), Port Blair,Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 744101 India
*Corresponding author

Acute respiratory tract infections (ARI) are the most common illnesses in young children, irrespective of age or gender, and ARI accounts for one fifth of all deaths in children < 5 years.  The main viral causes of ARI were RSV identified in 10.14% (246/2444), followed by Adeno viruses (8%, 197/2444), influenza viruses (3.9%, 96/2444), HMPV (2.2%, 54/2444) and Para influenza virus 3 (1.1%, 27/2444) from sample collected from hospitals in Andaman and Nicobar archipelago India. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study discussed about the prevalence of various aetiologies in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Keywords: Respiratory Tract Infections, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Viral Aetiologies.

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Suriya Mullaikodi, Itta Krishna Chaaithanya, Nagarajan Muruganandam and Paluru Vijayachari. 2016. Viral Aetiologies of Acute Respiratory Tract Infections among Children in Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 837-841. doi:
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