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Gemykibivirus Genome in Lower Respiratory Tract of Elderly Woman With Unexplained Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

PMID: 30715242 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciz072 (read at publisher's website )
PMCID: PMC6695507 (free full text version available)

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Jian Wang, Yanpeng Li, Xi He, Jinmin Ma, Wenxin Hong, Fengyu Hu, Lingzhai Zhao, Qiongfang Li, Jianhui Zhang, Chiyu Zhang, Fuchun Zhang,

Using metagenomics analysis, we are the first to identify the presence of a small, circular, single-stranded Gemykibivirus (GkV) genome from the respiratory tract of an elderly woman with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. Our results suggest that further studies on whether GkVs infect humans and cause respiratory disease are needed.

Clin. Infect. Dis. (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2019, 69(5):861-864]

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