Human Metapneumovirus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Brazil
Published Date:Dec 2003
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 9(12):1626-1628.
Keywords:Acute Respiratory Infections
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Respiratory Syncytial Viruses
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Description:We describe the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of 111 children attending clinics and hospitals in Aracaju, northeast Brazil, with acute respiratory infections attributable to human metapneumovirus (HMPV), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), or both in May and June 2002. Fifty-three (48%) children were infected with RSV alone, 19 (17%) with HMPV alone, and 8 (7%) had RSV/HMPV co-infections.
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