Metapneumovirus (hMPV) – bug of the week

Human-metapneumovirus-sept-2016-path-north summary sheet.

See also this local case reports of severe pneumonia due to hMPV.  Includes discussion of Hunter New England region, NSW,  Australia epidemiology and current knowledge / research in to hMPV.

Note the change to taxonomy that has occurred in 2016 : Pneumoviridae is a new virus family in the order Mononegavirales. It was created in 2016 by elevating the now dissolved paramyxoviral subfamily Pneumovirinae.

 

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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician
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