Surveillance and control of ARi among urban nurseries in Beijing

Zhang, Z.J.

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 11(3): 145-149


ISSN/ISBN: 0254-6450
PMID: 2390779
Document Number: 366595
A study on acute respiratory infectious was carried out in four kindergartens in Beijing from September, 1984 to August, 1987. The results showed that ARI incidence rate in the children aged 0-7 years was 348.3%. Most of the cases were upper respiratory infectious. The incidence rate of pneumonia was 2.7%. The relationship between ARI incidence rate and age group showed that incidence of URI of 0-2 age group was 1.5 times higher than that of 5-7 age group, while the incidence of LRI of that 0-2 age group was 6.3 times higher than the later age group. The peak season of ARI was from October to January each year. The virus infections showed its priority in ARI. Duplicate samples of sera of 240 cases were tested. In which 122 cases were proved positive. Some strains of virus were isolated as well. It was showed that the influenza virus and adenovirus were the common pathogens of ARI. The effect of killed BCG(orally) on preventing ARI was observed. The preliminary date indicated the potential effect for the prevention of ARI by this measure.

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