Brief report: parainfluenza virus type 3 infections: findings in Sydney and some observations on variations in seasonality world-wide.

Parainfluenza virus type 3 (Para 3) is an important childhood pathogen causing a significant amount of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in infants. Virus data were analysed over a twelve-year period (1978-1989), and a peak incidence of infection was observed in spring as in Houston, USA, unlike in the United Kingdom where summer epidemics appear to be the norm… CONTINUE READING