Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and the test results for three patients were positive for Rhinovirus
. The patients concerned are being treated under isolation with stable condition.
Welcoming the latest contracts, Dr Trevor Phillips, executive chairman of hVIVO, said: "We remain actively engaged in several discussions with other pharmaceutical companies for contracting studies across our current challenge portfolio, including allergen, asthma, human rhinovirus
, influenza and RSV."
For the study, the team looked at the nasal microbiome of 152 participants both before and after injecting them with rhinovirus
type 39, a common cold virus.
Real-time polymerase chain reaction testing was conducted for influenza A and B viruses, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, rhinovirus
, and coronaviruses (229E, HKU1, NL63, and OC43).
C causes an estimated 50% of all human upper respiratory tract infections (1) and most acute exacerbations of asthma in children (2).
Polymerase chain reaction [PCR] assays of CSF for influenza virus, herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, adenovirus, enterovirus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus- 6, epstein-barr virus, and varicella zoster virus were all negative" should be corrected to "Multiplex polymerase chain reaction [PCR] assays of CSF for herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, adenovirus, enterovirus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus-6 and -7, Epstein-Barr virus, varicella zoster virus, parechovirus, parvovirus B19 (Neuro 9 Detection, Fast Track Diagnostic, Malta) and influenza virus type A and B, parainfluenza virus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, human metapneumovirus, human bocavirus, human coronavirus, enterovirus, and rhinovirus
(Allplex Respiratory Panel Assays, Seegene, South Korea) were all negative."
There have been rapid diagnostic tests for influenza on the market for several years, but I have not been aware of a similar test for rhinovirus
. But I recently came across a study that offers some hope that such a test might become a reality in the future (EBioMedicine.
They increase the body's ability to fight infection such as the rhinovirus
, which causes colds.
It found they all have properties that can combat rhinovirus
, the main virus responsible for the cold.
The most isolated agents were respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and rhinovirus
with an equal rate of 21.8%.
The viral agents respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza A (Flu A), and particularly human rhinovirus
(HRV) appear to be the most prevalent and recurring threats.[sup]
 The most common viruses occurring in the PICU context in SA are human rhinovirus
, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenovirus, influenza and para-influenza viruses, and human metapneumovirus (hMPV).