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Bocavirus Infection

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Bocavirus facts

  • Bocavirus are members of the Parvoviridae virus family that are small (20 nm), non-enveloped viruses with single-stranded DNA.
  • Bocavirus is found usually in infants and children who are hospitalized with pneumonia or diarrheal symptoms.
  • Bocavirus is often detected in patients who are infected with other viruses.
  • Although some investigators suspect bocavirus to cause infection and disease, there is no definitive proof that bocavirus causes infection or disease, either alone or with other viruses.
  • There are no diagnostic tests or medical treatments for bocavirus; researchers detect bocavirus with a PCR test that is not widely available.
  • There is no vaccine available for bocavirus.
  • Research in the next few years should better define what role, if any, bocavirus plays in human infections and diseases.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/16/2014

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