Circulation of human metapneumovirus among children with influenza-like illness in Wuhan, China.

@article{Kong2016CirculationOH,
  title={Circulation of human metapneumovirus among children with influenza-like illness in Wuhan, China.},
  author={Wenhua Kong and Ying Daisy Wang and Honghao Zhu and Xinming Lin and Bin Yu and Quan Hu and Xiaobing Yang and Deyin Guo and Jinsong Peng and Dunjin Zhou},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2016},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={
          774-81
        }
}
Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a worldwide distributed pathogen of the respiratory tract. The objectives of this study were to identify HMPV infections among children with influenza-like illness (ILI) in Wuhan and to assess circulation patterns and molecular diversity of HMPV in this area. From July 2008 to December 2013, a total of 3,883 throat swab samples were collected from ILI outpatients under 16 years old. HMPV RNA was detected in 171 samples (4.40%). All the four subtypes of HMPV were… CONTINUE READING
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