Tg Rogayah TAR, Fauziah MK, Mohd Apandi Y, Zarina MZ, Nur Izmawati AR, Nur Azrenawaty MN, Tg Aman Arif TMAS and Zainah S (2014). Molecular epidemiology of human bocavirus in children with acute respiratory infections in Malaysia. Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Science 4(1): 319-323
The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of human bocavirus (HBoV) in Malaysia. Respiratory samples from 125 hospitalised children with Acute Respiratory Disease (ARD) were analysed for the presence of human bocavirus in the year 2012 and HBoV was detected in 5.6% (7/125) of the cases. Molecular analysis based on the partial NP1 region revealed that all 7 belonged to HBoV1. All our HBoV showed a nucleotide substitution from A to T at position 2683.