Human metapneumovirus infection in hospital referred South African children.

  title={Human metapneumovirus infection in hospital referred South African children.},
  author={Frank F A Ijpma and Dennis Beekhuis and M F Cotton and Clarissa H. Pieper and Jan L. L. Kimpen and Bernadette G. van den Hoogen and Gerard J. J. van Doornum and Dr. Eugen Osterhaus},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  volume={73 3},
Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) was first described in Dutch children with acute respiratory symptoms. A prospective analysis of the epidemiology, clinical manifestation, and seroprevalence of hMPV and other respiratory viruses in South African children referred to hospital for upper or lower respiratory tract infection were carried out during a single winter season, by using RT-PCR, viral culture, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. In nasopharyngeal aspirates from 137 children, hMPV was… CONTINUE READING


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