Global genetic diversity of human metapneumovirus fusion gene

Guy Boivin, Ian Mackay, Theo P. Sloots, Shabir Madhi, François Freymuth, Dana Wolf, Yonat Shemer-Avni, Herbert Ludewick, Gregory C. Gray, Éric LeBlanc

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We analyzed 64 human metapneumovirus strains from eight countries. Phylogenetic analysis identified two groups (A and B, amino acid identity 93%-96%) and four subgroups. Although group A strains predominated, accounting for 69% of all strains, as many B as A strains were found in persons ≥3 years of age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1154-1157
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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