publication . Article . 2009

Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Human Metapneumovirus

Luciana Helena Antoniassi da Silva; Fernando Rosado Spilki; Adriana Gut Lopes Riccetto; Emilio Elias Baracat; Clarice Weis Arns;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2009 Journal: Clinical and Biomedical Research, volume 29, issue 2 (issn: 0101-5575, eissn: 2357-9730, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre ; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
The human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) and the human metapneumovírus (hMPV) are main etiological agents of acute respiratory infections (ARI). The ARI is an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide.  hRSV and hMPV are members of the Paramyxoviridae. They are enveloped, non-segmented viruses, with negative-sense single stranded genomes. Respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) is the best characterized agent viral of this group, associated with respiratory diseases in lower respiratory tract. Recently, a new human pathogen belonging to the subfamily Pneumovirinae was identified, the human metapneumovirus (hMPV), which is structurally similar...
Medical Subject Headings: virusesrespiratory tract diseasesvirus diseases
free text keywords: Vírus respiratório sincicial humano, Metapneumovírus humano, infecções respiratórias, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R
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