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Early nasal microbiota and acute respiratory infections during the first years of life

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  • Contributors LT collected the data, obtained the funding, carried out the statistical analysis, drafted the initial manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. KH carried out the statistical analysis, reviewed and revised the initial manuscript, and approved the final manuscript as submitted. MW carried out the virological analysis and DNA extractions, reviewed and revised the manuscript, and approved the final manuscript as submitted. NA and JFP generated the microbiome data, carried out the initial statistical analysis, reviewed and revised the manuscript, and approved the final manuscript as submitted. CAC critically reviewed and revised the initial manuscript, and approved the final manuscript as submitted. VP conceptualised and designed the study, obtained the funding, supervised the conduct of the study, reviewed and revised the manuscript, and approved the final manuscript as submitted.

  • Funding This work was supported by the University of Turku; the Abo Akademi University; the Turku University Hospital; the Academy of Finland (Grant nos. 123571, 140251 and 277535); the Finnish Medical Foundation; the Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation; the Foundation for Pediatric Research; Research Funds from Specified Government Transfers, Hospital District of Southwest Finland; the Foundation of the Finnish Anti-Tuberculosis Association; the Tampere Tuberculosis Foundation; the Allergy Research Foundation; the Emil Aaltonen foundation; the Maud Kuistila Memorial Foundation; the Orion Research Foundation; the Paulo Foundation; the Väinö and Laina Kivi Foundation and the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The STEPS study was found ethically acceptable by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (STM 1575/2008, STM 1838/2009) and the Ethics Committee of the Hospital District of Southwest Finland (19.2.2008 §63, 15.4.2008 §134, 19.4.2011 §113).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Data are available upon reasonable request.

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  • Contributors LT collected the data, obtained the funding, carried out the statistical analysis, drafted the initial manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. KH carried out the statistical analysis, reviewed and revised the initial manuscript, and approved the final manuscript as submitted. MW carried out the virological analysis and DNA extractions, reviewed and revised the manuscript, and approved the final manuscript as submitted. NA and JFP generated the microbiome data, carried out the initial statistical analysis, reviewed and revised the manuscript, and approved the final manuscript as submitted. CAC critically reviewed and revised the initial manuscript, and approved the final manuscript as submitted. VP conceptualised and designed the study, obtained the funding, supervised the conduct of the study, reviewed and revised the manuscript, and approved the final manuscript as submitted.

  • Funding This work was supported by the University of Turku; the Abo Akademi University; the Turku University Hospital; the Academy of Finland (Grant nos. 123571, 140251 and 277535); the Finnish Medical Foundation; the Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation; the Foundation for Pediatric Research; Research Funds from Specified Government Transfers, Hospital District of Southwest Finland; the Foundation of the Finnish Anti-Tuberculosis Association; the Tampere Tuberculosis Foundation; the Allergy Research Foundation; the Emil Aaltonen foundation; the Maud Kuistila Memorial Foundation; the Orion Research Foundation; the Paulo Foundation; the Väinö and Laina Kivi Foundation and the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The STEPS study was found ethically acceptable by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (STM 1575/2008, STM 1838/2009) and the Ethics Committee of the Hospital District of Southwest Finland (19.2.2008 §63, 15.4.2008 §134, 19.4.2011 §113).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Data are available upon reasonable request.

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