Severity profiles of respiratory viruses in children in Hong Kong: abridged secondary publication
P Wu, BJ Cowling, JSM Peiris
School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1. There was substantial respiratory disease burden associated with influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza, and adenovirus in children in Hong Kong, but virus-attributable deaths were rare.
2. Respiratory disease burden varies in young and old children.
3. Severity of infections with common respiratory viruses can be quantified using data collected from different sources.