We show a shift in the prevalence of respiratory viral pathogens in community-acquired pneumonia patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our data support the efficiency of non-pharmaceutical interventions on virus circulation except for rhinoviruses. The consequences of an altered circulation on subsequent winter seasons remain unclear and support the importance of systematic virological surveillance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging microbes & infections
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1515-1518
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01.12.2021

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-13 Pneumology, Thoracal Surgery

Coronavirus related work

  • Research on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19


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