Monday, 23 December 2013

Twelve weeks of childcare...

To the tune of the twelve days of Xmas

In the first week of childcare,
some kids got sick with me
The lab said they might have HRV

In the second week of childcare,
some kids got sick with me,
Two had paraflu,
and a few might have had an HRV

In the third week of childcare,
some kids got sick with me,
Three had an entero
Two had paraflu
and a few had uncultivable HRV

In the fourth week of childcare,
some kids got sick with me,
Four had OC43
Three had an entero
Two had paraflu
and a few had untypeable HRVs

In the fifth week of childcare,
some kids got sick with me,
Five had MPV
Four had OC43
Three had an entero
Two had paraflu
and a few had something like an HEV

In the sixth week of childcare,
some kids got sick with me,
Six had HKU1
Five had MPV
Four had OC43
Three had an entero
Two had paraflu
and a few had newly identified HRVs

In the seventh week of childcare,
some kids got sick with me,
Seven had an adeno
Six had HKU1
Five had MPV
Four had OC43
Three had an entero
Two had paraflu
and a few had pleconaril-resistant HRVs (we think!)

In the eighth week of childcare,
some kids got sick with me,
Eight had bocavirus
Seven had an adeno
Six had HKU1
Five had MPVs
Four had OC43
Three had an entero
Two had paraflus
and a few were PCR-positive for HRV

In the ninth week of childcare,
some kids got sick with me,
Nine had RSV
Eight had bocavirus
Seven had an adeno
Six had HKU1
Five had MPV
Four had OC43
Three had an entero
Two had paraflu
and a few had antigenically distinct HRVs

In the tenth week of childcare,
some kids got sick with me,
Ten had NL63
Nine had RSV
Eight had bocavirus
Seven had an adeno
Six had HKU1
Five had MPV
Four had OC43
Three had an entero
Two had paraflu
and a few had more than a single HRV

In the eleventh week of childcare,
some kids got sick with me,
Eleven had Wuv and Kiv
Ten had NL63
Nine had RSV
Eight had bocavirus
Seven had an adeno
Six had HKU1
Five had MPV
Four had OC43
Three had an entero
Two had paraflu
and some came from a clade of HRV (which was distinct!)

In the twelfth week of childcare,
some kids got sick with me,
Twelve had IFAV
Eleven had Wuv and Kiv
Ten had NL63
Nine had RSV
Eight had bocavirus
Seven had an adeno
Six had HKU1
Five had MPV
Four had OC43
Three had an entero
Two had paraflu

and a few had what we call HRV C

Thanks to Katherine Arden and Cassandra Faux for helping me put these together back in 2008.