human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus, brazil.we describe the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of 111 children attending clinics and hospitals in aracaju, northeast brazil, with acute respiratory infections attributable to human metapneumovirus (hmpv), respiratory syncytial virus (rsv), or both in may and june 2002. fifty-three (48%) children were infected with rsv alone, 19 (17%) with hmpv alone, and 8 (7%) had rsv/hmpv co-infections.200314720409
respiratory syncytial virus and metapneumovirus in children over two seasons with a high incidence of respiratory infections in brazil.acute respiratory infections (ari) are one of the most important causes of death in children. human metapneumovirus (hmpv), a virus first described in 2001, has now been detected in almost all continents. hmpv causes bronchiolitis and pneumonia with a clinical spectrum similar to respiratory syncytial virus (rsv). we describe the incidence of hmpv and rsv during two consecutive seasons with a high incidence of ari in aracaju, brazil. hmpv was responsible for 24% of cases of bronchiolitis in the ...200415479570
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