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Presence of children in household increases likelihood of viral detection

August 28, 2015

Children living in households put each family member at greater risk for viral infection, according to results from the Utah Better Identification of Germs-Longitudinal Viral Epidemiology study — or BIG-LoVE. Larger families have viral infections for up to 87% of the year, although only about half of those infections cause illness, researchers said.

Carrie L. Byington, MD, of the University of Utah, and colleagues conducted the prospective BIG-LoVE study from August 2009 to August 2010 — a period that included the second wave of the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic. The study included 26 households with 108 individuals. Families ranged from single-individual households to families of three to eight people.

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