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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007

Dispatch

Human Metapneumovirus Infection among Children, Bangladesh

W. Abdullah Brooks*†Comments to Author , Dean Erdman‡, Pauline Terebuh§, Alexander Klimov‡, Doli Goswami*, Amina Tahia Sharmeen*, Tasnim Azim*, Stephen P. Luby*, Carolyn Bridges‡, and Robert Breiman¶
Author affiliations: *ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh; †Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; §Georgia Department of Human Resources, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ¶Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi, Kenya;

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Table 1

Viruses detected in children <13 years of age by serology, Kamalampur, Bangladesh, December 2000–December 2001

Virus No. infections % (N = 60) Cumulative %
Human metapneumovirus 20 33.3 33.3
Respiratory syncytial virus 3 5.0 38.3
Adenovirus 4 6.7 45.0
Parainfluenza virus 3 9 15.0 60.0
Influenza (H1N1) 8 13.3 73.3
Influenza (H3N2) 2 3.3 76.6
Influenza B 14 23.3 99.9

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