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Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Aug;12(8):1263-6.

Human metapneumovirus, Australia, 2001-2004.

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  • 1Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Royal Children's Hospital and Health Service District, Herston Road, Herston, Queensland 4029, Australia. t.sloots@uq.edu.au

Abstract

We examined 10,025 respiratory samples collected for 4 years (2001-2004) and found a 7.1% average annual incidence of human metapneumovirus. The epidemic peak of infection was late winter to spring, and genotyping showed a change in predominant viral genotype in 3 of the 4 years.

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