Viral epidemiology and SARS-CoV-2 co-infections with other respiratory viruses during the first COVID-19 wave in Paris, France.

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Our work assessed the prevalence of co-infections in patients with SARS-CoV-2.All patients hospitalized in a Parisian hospital during the first wave of COVID-19 were tested by multiplex PCR if they presented ILI symptoms.A total of 806 patients (21%) were positive for SARS-CoV-2, 755 (20%) were positive for other respiratory viruses. Among the SARS-CoV-2-positive patients, 49 (6%) had viral co-infections. They presented similar age, symptoms, except for fever (P = .013) and headaches (P = .048), than single SARS-CoV-2 infections.SARS-CoV-2-infected patients presenting viral co-infections had similar clinical characteristics and prognosis than patients solely infected with SARS-CoV-2.

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Authors: Quentin Le Hingrat, Donia Bouzid, Christophe Choquet, Odile Laurent, François-Xavier Lescure, Jean-François Timsit, Nadhira Houhou-Fidouh, Enrique Casalino, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Diane Descamps, Benoit Visseaux