A 1-year experience with human metapneumovirus in children aged <5 years.

@article{Esper2004A1E,
  title={A 1-year experience with human metapneumovirus in children aged <5 years.},
  author={Frank L. Esper and Richard Martinello and Derek Boucher and Carla Weibel and David Ferguson and Marie Louise Landry and Jeffrey S Kahn},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={189 8},
  pages={1388-96}
}
Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a recently discovered respiratory pathogen. We tested respiratory specimens for the presence of hMPV by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction. These specimens were obtained over a 1-year period from children aged <5 years and had negative results by the direct fluorescent antibody test for respiratory syncytial virus, influenza A and B, parainfluenza viruses 1-3, and adenovirus. Overall, 54 (8.1%) of 668 individuals tested positive for hMPV. During… CONTINUE READING