Volume 93, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We present findings describing the epidemiology of non-severe acute respiratory syndrome human coronavirus-associated influenza-like illness from a population-based active follow-up study in four different regions of Peru. In 2010, the prevalence of infections by human coronaviruses 229E, OC43, NL63, or HKU1 was 6.4% in participants with influenza-like illness who tested negative for influenza viruses. Ten of 11 human coronavirus infections were identified in the fall–winter season. Human coronaviruses are present in different regions of Peru and are relatively frequently associated with influenza-like illness in Peru.


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  • Received : 08 Apr 2015
  • Accepted : 29 Jun 2015
  • Published online : 04 Nov 2015

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