World Journal of Medical Microbiology <p>World Journal of Medical Microbiology(WJMR) is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancements in Medical Microbiology. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of Medical Microbiology.</p> en-US World Journal of Medical Microbiology Clinical characteristics of patients with multiple respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic period <p>Respiratory virus co-infections have been suggested to happen frequently and exacerbate patients’ conditions, but little is known about the detailed rates and the combinations of viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic period. A total of 255 symptomatic patients who underwent multiplex PCR tests were analyzed, and it was found that 6 (6/255=2.4%) patients were infected with multiple viruses. The patients ranged in age from 1 to 38 years, and one female patient was pregnant. Of the 6 patients, 4 had fever, and 5 had human rhinovirus/enterovirus and another virus. These data suggested that the rate of respiratory virus co-infection was low, and the combination of SAS-CoV-2 and other viruses was rare even during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> Masafumi Seki Haruki Naruse Yuto Suga Sachi Tanaka Sachie Koyama Noriyuki Watanabe Kotaro Mitsutake Copyright (c) 2024 World Journal of Medical Microbiology 2024-02-27 2024-02-27 1 3