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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Research

Human Metapneumovirus in Turkey Poults

Binu T. Velayudhan*, Kakambi V. Nagaraja*, Anil J. Thachil*, Daniel P. Shaw†, Gregory C. Gray‡, and David A. Halvorson*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; †University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, USA; ‡University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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Table 2

Reverse-transcription PCR detection of hMPV in nasal turbinates of turkey poults exposed and not exposed to human or avian metapneumovirus*

Treatment group No. with hMPV viral RNA
3 d (n = 2) 5 d (n = 2) 7 d (n = 2)
Noninfected control 0 0 0
hMPV A1 1 0 0
hMPV A2 1 0 0
hMPV B1 1 0 0
hMPV B2 2 1 0
aMPV C 2 2 2

*hMPV, human metapneumovirus genotypes A1, A2, B1, B2; d, days postexposure; aMPV C, avian metapneumovirus subtype C.

*hMPV, human metapneumovirus genotypes A1, A2, B1, B2; d, days postexposure; aMPV C, avian metapneumovirus subtype C.

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