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Viral epidemiology and SARS-CoV-2 coinfections with other respiratory viruses during the first COVID-19 wave in Paris, France
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  • Donia BOUZID,
  • Quentin Le hingrat,
  • Christophe Choquet,
  • odile Laurent,
  • Xavier Lescure,
  • Jean François Timsit,
  • Nadhira Houhou Fidouh,
  • Enrique Casalino,
  • Jean Christophe Lucet,
  • Diane Descamps,
  • Benoit Visseaux
Donia BOUZID
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Quentin Le hingrat
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Christophe Choquet
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odile Laurent
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Xavier Lescure
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Jean François Timsit
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Nadhira Houhou Fidouh
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Enrique Casalino
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Jean Christophe Lucet
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Diane Descamps
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Benoit Visseaux
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Abstract

Abstract: Objectives: Our work assessed the prevalence of co-infections in patients with SARS-CoV-2. Methods: All patients hospitalized in a Parisian hospital during the first wave of COVID-19 were tested by mPCR if they presented ILI symptoms. Results: A total of 806 patients (21%) were positive for SARS-CoV-2, 755 (20%) were positive for other respiratory viruses. Among the SARS-CoV-2 positive patients, 49 (6%) had viral co-infections. They presented similar age, symptoms, except for fever (p=0.013) and headaches (p=0.048), than single SARS-CoV-2 infections. Conclusions: SARS-CoV-2 infected patients presenting viral co-infections had similar clinical characteristics and prognosis than patients solely infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

26 Feb 2021Submitted to Influenza and other respiratory viruses
27 Feb 2021Assigned to Editor
27 Feb 2021Submission Checks Completed
28 Feb 2021Editorial Decision: Accept