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Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008


Human Metapneumovirus Infections in Children

Terho Heikkinen*Comments to Author , Riikka Österback†, Ville Peltola*, Tuomas Jartti*, and Raija Vainionpää†
Author affiliations: *Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; †University of Turku, Turku, Finland;

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Table 2

Incidence of human metapneumovirus (hMPV) infections in children during the respiratory season, Finland, 2000–2001*

Age, y†No. childrenNo. children with hMPVRate of hMPV/1,000 children (95% CI)
<22491976 (43–109)
2–<43621439 (19–59)
4–<6247936 (13–60)
6–<9232313 (0–27)
8 (0–19)
Total1,3384735 (25–45)

*CI, confidence interval.
†Age at beginning of follow-up.

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