Viral infections of the respiratory tract

Shailey Prasad, Elizabeth Lownik, Jason A Ricco

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Abstract

Viral infections of the respiratory tract are common events in all age groups and are the leading cause of mortality in children under 5 years of age in developing countries [1]. These infections cause significant economic burden, with estimated direct and indirect medical costs in the US exceeding $70 billion annually [2, 3]. Children under the age of 5 have an average incidence rate of four to six viral respiratory infections/year and the rate gradually decreases to one to two/year in most adults [4].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFamily Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages507-517
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319044149
ISBN (Print)9783319044132
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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