Ambient temperature and respiratory virus infection

Natalie Pica, Nicole M. Bouvier

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Respiratory viruses are important pediatric pathogens with pronounced seasonal patterns of circulation. Various hypotheses have been put forth to explain the seasonality of these infections, many involving environmental factors. This review summarizes the effect of temperature on the epidemicity of respiratory viruses, with an emphasis on epidemiological findings from large-scale metanalyses, laboratory- derived data using animal models and possible mechanisms to account for viral seasonality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2014


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