parainfluenza 2 virus

parainfluenza 2 virus

n.
A paramyxovirus associated with acute laryngotracheitis and croup in young children and minor upper respiratory infections in adults. Also called croup-associated virus.
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positive (%) Respiratory syncytial virus 46 (11.5) Influenza A virus 3 (0.8) Influenza B virus 1 (0.3) Parainfluenza 1 virus 4 (1.0) Parainfluenza 2 virus 0 (0) Parainfluenza 3 virus 8 (2.0) Adenovirus 1 (0.3) Human metapneumovirus 21 (5.3) Total 84 (21.0) Table 2.