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A birth cohort study of viral infections in Vietnamese infants and children: study design, methods and characteristics of the cohort.

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BACKGROUND: In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, more than one-third of admissions to the two paediatric hospitals are attributable to four infectious syndromes: dengue, diarrhoeal disease, acute respiratory infection, and hand, foot and mouth disease. We have established a large prospective birth cohort study to investigate individual, environmental, virological, and immunological determinants of infection and disease in infants. Specific research questions are focused on the role of maternal antib...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2458-13-937

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Nguyen, NM More by this author
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Simmons, CP
Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC public health Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
937
Publication date:
2013-10-08
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1471-2458
ISSN:
1471-2458
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uuid:45a1cf56-7f04-4c0c-ac01-88255cba41d9
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436479
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pubs:436479

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