Human Metapneumovirus, Peru
Published Date:Feb 2006
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 12(2):347-350.
Molecular Sequence Data
Respiratory Tract Infections
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Description:We retrospectively studied 420 pharyngeal swab specimens collected from Peruvian and Argentinean patients with influenzalike illness in 2002 and 2003 for evidence of human metapneumovirus (HMPV). Twelve specimens (2.3%) were positive by multiple assays. Six specimens yielded HMPV isolates. Four of the 6 isolates were of the uncommon B1 genotype.
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