Archives of Virology

, Volume 158, Issue 5, pp 1089–1092

Molecular epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus during the 2009–2010 season in Latvia

  • Reinis Balmaks
  • Irina Ribakova
  • Dace Gardovska
  • Andris Kazaks
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DOI: 10.1007/s00705-012-1586-2

Cite this article as:
Balmaks, R., Ribakova, I., Gardovska, D. et al. Arch Virol (2013) 158: 1089. doi:10.1007/s00705-012-1586-2

Abstract

For the first time, we studied molecular epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus in hospitalized children in Latvia. During the study period, ten unique group A and three group B strains were identified and assigned to a single genotype within each group—GA2 for group A and BA-IV for group B.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinis Balmaks
    • 1
    • 2
  • Irina Ribakova
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dace Gardovska
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andris Kazaks
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsRiga Stradins UniversityRigaLatvia
  2. 2.Children’s Clinical University HospitalRigaLatvia
  3. 3.Latvian Biomedical Research and Study CentreRigaLatvia