Human Metapneumovirus Infections in Hospitalized Children

@inproceedings{Boivin2003HumanMI,
  title={Human Metapneumovirus Infections in Hospitalized Children},
  author={Guy Boivin and Gaston De Serres and St{\'e}phanie C{\^o}t{\'e} and Rodica Gilca and Yacine Abed and Michel G. Bergeron and Pierre D{\'e}ry},
  year={2003}
}
We evaluated the percentage of hospitalizations for acute respiratory tract infections in children <3 years of age attributable to human metapneumovirus (HMPV) and other respiratory viruses in a prospective study during winter and spring 2002. We used real-time polymerase chain assays and other conventional diagnostic methods to detect HMPV, human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV), and influenza viruses in nasopharyngeal aspirates of children. HMPV was detected in 12 (6%) of the 208 children… CONTINUE READING

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