Human metapneumovirus, Peru.


Journal Article

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gray, GC; Capuano, AW; Setterquist, SF; Sanchez, JL; Neville, JS; Olson, J; Lebeck, MGA; McCarthy, T; Abed, Y; Boivin, G

Published Date

  • February 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 347 - 350

PubMed ID

  • 16494771

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16494771

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1080-6040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid1202.051133


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States