Seasonality and clinical features of human metapneumovirus infection in children in Northern Alberta.

@article{Robinson2005SeasonalityAC,
  title={Seasonality and clinical features of human metapneumovirus infection in children in Northern Alberta.},
  author={Joan L Robinson and Bonita E. Lee and Nathalie Bastien and Yan Li},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={98-105}
}
Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) causes respiratory tract infections in all age groups. The characteristics of pediatric hMPV infection in Northern Alberta have not been studied. The objectives of this study were to determine the seasonality of pediatric hMPV infections over a 13-month period, the genetic relationship of hMPV isolates to hMPV detected in other parts of Canada, and the burden of illness and possible risk factors for pediatric hMPV hospitalization. Detection of hMPV by polymerase… CONTINUE READING

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