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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006

Dispatch

Human Metapneumovirus, Peru

Gregory C. Gray*Comments to Author , Ana W. Capuano*, Sharon F. Setterquist*, Jose L. Sanchez†, James S. Neville‡, James Olson§, Mark G A Lebeck*, Troy McCarthy*, Yacine Abed¶, and Guy Boivin¶
Author affiliations: *University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa, USA; †US Military HIV Research Program, Rockville, Maryland, USA; ‡Air Force Institute for Operational Health, Brooks City-Base, Texas, USA; §US Navy Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru; ¶Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, Québec City, Québec, Canada

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Table 2

Human metapneumovirus (HMPV)–positive samples by F- and N-gene primers

Case Date collected City, Country Age (y) F2 1-step (347 ± 200 bp) F2 2-step (137 ± 50 bp) N 2-step (212 ± 50 bp) LLC-MK2 culture result
SA1131 6/02 Chanchamayo, Peru 9 + + + No growth*
SA1066 6/02 Cuzco, Peru 2 + + + No growth
SA1071 6/02 Cuzco, Peru 4 + + + HMPV Peru2-2002
SA1226 10/02 Buenos Aires, Argentina 3 + + + No growth†
SA1156 10/02 Cuzco, Peru 4 + + + HMPV Peru1-2002
SA1385 4/03 Iquitos, Peru 5 + + + No growth
SA3156 6/03 Iquitos, Peru 7 + + + HMPV Peru3-2003
SA3157 6/03 Iquitos, Peru 4 + + + HMPV Peru4-2003
SA3158 6/03 Iquitos, Peru 3 + + + HMPV Peru5-2003
SA1532 8/03 Cuzco, Peru 0.75 + + + No growth
SA1568 9/03 Cuzco, Peru 38 + + + No growth
SA1606 10/03 Cuzco, Peru 0.75 + + + HMPV Peru6-2003

*Bacteria contamination; specimen required filtering.
†Mold contamination; specimen required filtering.

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