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Rhinovirus transmission within families with children: incidence of symptomatic and asymptomatic infections.

Authors
  • Peltola, Ville
  • Waris, Matti
  • Osterback, Riikka
  • Susi, Petri
  • Ruuskanen, Olli
  • Hyypiä, Timo
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of infectious diseases
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2008
Volume
197
Issue
3
Pages
382–389
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1086/525542
PMID: 18248302
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Rhinoviruses are frequently transmitted from children to other family members. Most rhinovirus infections in young children are symptomatic, but secondary infections in adults are often asymptomatic. Multiple virus types circulate simultaneously in families.

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