Human metapneumovirus, Peru

Gregory C. Gray, Ana W. Capuano, Sharon F. Setterquist, Jose L. Sanchez, James S. Neville, James Olson, Mark G.A. Lebeck, Troy McCarthy, Yacine Abed, Guy Boivin

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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