2012, Number 600
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ABSTRACTHuman metapneumovirus (hMPV), a recently identified virus, causes acute respiratory tract infections in infants and children, hMPV is a member of the Paramyxoviridiae family and was first isolated from young children with respiratory tract infection. Actually is a leading cause of respiratory tract infection in the first years of life. The clinical features of lower respiratory tract infection with human metapneumovirus are similar to those of infections caused by other paramyxoviruses. The clinical course is usually uncomplicated.
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