Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Prevalence of Polyomaviruses in Polish patients

Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol. 27, No. 4, Pages 250-252

Marzena Badura, Jakub Dworzanski, Anna Polz, Malgorzata Polz-Dacewicz

Department of Virology, Medical University of Lublin, 1 Chodzki, 20-093 Lublin, Poland

DOI: 10.1515/cipms-2015-0027

Abstract

The aim of our study was to investigate the prevalence of new polyomaviruses KIPyV and WUPyV in the Polish population in the Lublin region. In it, we demonstrated that the prevalence of this viruses is low – 1.1% WU and 3.4% KI. The viruses are most commonly detected in materials from the respiratory tract, both in children and the elderly. Polyomaviruses KI and WU in co-infection, often occur with other respiratory viruses (influenza, enterovirus). 

 

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Keywords

Polyomaviruses KI and WU, respiratory tract, co-infection

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