Hong Kong Med J 2009;15(Suppl 9):S46-7
Clinical features and molecular epidemiology of coronavirus-HKU1-associated community-acquired pneumonia
PCY Woo, SKP Lau, KY Yuen
Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital Compound, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
1. Coronavirus (CoV)-HKU1 accounts for 2.4% of community- acquired pneumonia.
2. Clinical features alone cannot differentiate this entity from other community-acquired pneumonia.
3. Further studies are needed to understand the significance of CoV-HKU1 in upper respiratory tract infection and its potential to cause outbreaks of acute viral respiratory illnesses.