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dc.contributor.authorJelley, L
dc.contributor.authorLevy, A
dc.contributor.authorDeng, Y-M
dc.contributor.authorSpirason, N
dc.contributor.authorLang, J
dc.contributor.authorBuettner, I
dc.contributor.authorDruce, J
dc.contributor.authorBlyth, C
dc.contributor.authorEffler, P
dc.contributor.authorSmith, D
dc.contributor.authorBarr, IG
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-22T03:40:46Z
dc.date.available2020-12-22T03:40:46Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-01
dc.identifier.citationJelley, L., Levy, A., Deng, Y. -M., Spirason, N., Lang, J., Buettner, I., Druce, J., Blyth, C., Effler, P., Smith, D. & Barr, I. G. (2016). Influenza C infections in Western Australia and Victoria from 2008 to 2014. INFLUENZA AND OTHER RESPIRATORY VIRUSES, 10 (6), pp.455-461. https://doi.org/10.1111/irv.12402.
dc.identifier.issn1750-2640
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/257904
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Influenza C is usually considered a minor cause of respiratory illness in humans with many infections being asymptomatic or clinically mild. Large outbreaks can occur periodically resulting in significant morbidity. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed at analyzing the available influenza C clinical samples from two widely separated states of Australia, collected over a 7-year period and to compare them with influenza C viruses detected in other parts of the world in recent years. PATIENTS/METHODS: Between 2008 and 2014, 86 respiratory samples that were influenza C positive were collected from subjects with influenza-like illness living in the states of Victoria and Western Australia. A battery of other respiratory viruses were also tested for in these influenza C-positive samples. Virus isolation was attempted on all of these clinical samples, and gene sequencing was performed on all influenza C-positive cultures. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Detections of influenza C in respiratory samples were sporadic in most years studied, but higher rates of infection occurred in 2012 and 2014. Many of the patients with influenza C had coinfections with other respiratory pathogens. Phylogenetic analysis of the full-length hemagglutinin-esterase-fusion (HE) gene found that most of the viruses grouped in the C/Sao Paulo/378/82 clade with the remainder grouping in the C/Kanagawa/1/76 clade.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWILEY
dc.titleInfluenza C infections in Western Australia and Victoria from 2008 to 2014
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/irv.12402
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMicrobiology and Immunology
melbourne.source.titleInfluenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
melbourne.source.volume10
melbourne.source.issue6
melbourne.source.pages455-461
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1177453
melbourne.contributor.authorBarr, Ian
dc.identifier.eissn1750-2659
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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