Role of human metapneumovirus, human coronavirus NL63 and human bocavirus in infants and young children with acute wheezing.

@article{Smuts2008RoleOH,
  title={Role of human metapneumovirus, human coronavirus NL63 and human bocavirus in infants and young children with acute wheezing.},
  author={Heidi Smuts and Lesley Workman and Heather Jessica Zar},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2008},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={906-12}
}
The role of the novel respiratory viruses, human metapneumovirus (hMPV), human coronavirus NL63 (HCoV NL63) and human bocavirus (HBoV), in wheezing illness in children has not been well studied, especially in Africa. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of hMPV, HCoV NL63 and HBoV in South African children with acute wheezing. A prospective study of consecutive children presenting with acute wheezing to a pediatric hospital from May 2004 to November 2005 was undertaken. A… CONTINUE READING

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