Population-based incidence of human metapneumovirus infection among hospitalized children.

  title={Population-based incidence of human metapneumovirus infection among hospitalized children.},
  author={John V Williams and Kathryn Margaret Edwards and Geoffrey A. Weinberg and Marie R. Griffin and Caroline Breese Hall and Yuwei Zhu and Peter G. Szilagyi and Chiaoyin K. Wang and Chin-fen Yang and David Barbosa da Silva and Dan Ye and Richard R Spaete and James E. Crowe},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={201 12},
BACKGROUND Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a leading cause of acute respiratory illness (ARI) in children. Population-based incidence rates and comprehensive clinical characterizations of disease have not been established. METHODS We conducted population-based prospective surveillance for 2 years in 2 US counties of HMPV infection among children <5 years old who were hospitalized with ARI or fever. Nasal and throat specimens obtained with swabs were tested for HMPV by real-time reverse… CONTINUE READING
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