Human metapneumovirus and severity of respiratory syncytial virus disease

Isaac Lazar, Carla Weibel, James Dziura, David Ferguson, Marie L. Landry, Jeffrey S. Kahn

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We screened 23 children with severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease and 23 children with mild RSV disease for human metapneumovirus (HMPV). Although HMPV was circulating in Connecticut, none of the 46 RSV-infected patients tested positive for HMPV. In our study population, HMPV did not contribute to the severity of RSV disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1318-1320
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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