human metapneumovirus

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human metapneumovirus

a species that causes respiratory infection in humans that is clinically similar to but less severe than that caused by respiratory syncytial virus.

hu·man me·ta·pneu·mo·vi·rus

(hyūmăn metă-nūmō-vīrŭs)
A negative single-stranded RNA virus that may be the primary cause of lower respiratory tract infection in children.

Human metapneumovirus

A recently-discovered respiratory virus that is a major cause of acute lower respiratory infections especially in the first ten years of life. Infections feature bronchiolitis, croup, pneumonia and exacerbation of asthma. It is related to, and roughly equal in importance to, the respiratory syncytial virus.
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Human metapneumovirus infection in adults with community-acquired pneumonia and exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Respiratory viruses associated with bronchiolitis Respiratory syncytial virus Rhinovirus Adenovirus Para-influenza virus (especially type 3) Influenza virus Human metapneumovirus Bocavirus Coronavirus Measles virus
The RRP included influenza A, influenza B, RSV, rhinovirus/enterovirus, adenovirus, coronavirus NL62, human metapneumovirus, and parainfluenza 1 through 4.
Human metapneumovirus is a new virus which is generally reported in respiratory tract infections in children with a rate of 6% (2).
To further validate the specificity of this assay, NPA samples from healthy individuals (n = 11) and patients suffering from adenovirus (n = 11), respiratory syncytial virus (n = 11), human metapneumovirus (n = 11), influenza A virus (n = 13), or influenza B virus (n = 1) infection were recruited as negative controls.
Human metapneumovirus (HMPV), a paramyxovirus discovered in 2001, is a previously unrecognized cause of respiratory infections in infants, children, and adults (1).
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, parainfluenza viruses, and coronaviruses co-circulate with influenza during the fall and winter, while adenovirus and rhinovirus circulate throughout the year.
Other respiratory viruses are less common (parainfluenza virus, human metapneumovirus, influenza virus, measles virus), or definitive attribution has yet to be established (e.
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