Detection of bocavirus in saliva of children with and without respiratory illness.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of clinical microbiology, Volume 47, Issue 12, p.4131-2 (2009)


2009, Bocavirus, Child, Child, Preschool, DNA, Viral, Humans, Male, Nose, Parvoviridae Infections, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Respiratory Tract Infections, Saliva, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute


We evaluated saliva samples from 149 children 2 to 11 years old for human bocavirus (hBoV) DNA. hBoV was detected in saliva samples at asymptomatic enrollment in 3% (5/149) and during respiratory illness in 2% (2/106) of the cases. hBoV was detected in only 1/149 asymptomatic and 0/106 illness nasal samples.