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Proved viraemia in asian influenza (Hong Kong variant) during incubation period

BMJ 1969; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5677.208 (Published 25 October 1969) Cite this as: BMJ 1969;4:208
  1. M. Khakpour,
  2. A. Saidi,
  3. K. Naficy

    Abstract

    During an outbreak of influenza specimens were obtained from 21 patients with influenza-like illnesses and from 29 healthy subjects in close contact with the patients. Throat washings from 12 of the patients were positive for influenza virus but virus was not detected from the blood specimens. One healthy contact became ill 12 hours after the specimens were obtained, and the virus was isolated from his blood and throat washings. The remaining contacts showed no clinical illness; but the virus was isolated from the throat washings of four of them, with no viral isolation from the blood specimens.