Human Metapneumovirus as a Cause of Community-Acquired Respiratory Illness1
Joanne Stockton* , Iain Stephenson†, Douglas Fleming‡, and Maria Zambon*
Author affiliations: *Public Health Laboratory Service Central Public Health Laboratory, London, United Kingdom; †Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, United Kingdom; ‡Royal College of General Practitioners Surveillance Unit, Birmingham, United Kingdom;
Figure 1. Incidence of influenzalike illness consultations in England during winter 2000–01 and timing of collection of positive samples for human Metapneumovirus (HMPV). HRSV, Human respiratory syncytial virus; PCR, polymerase chain reaction; RCGP, Royal College of General Practitioners.
1 MZ and JS designed the study; DF and MZ organized the sampling. JS performed the polymerase chain reaction analysis and designed the sequencing strategy. IS collected clinical data. All authors contributed to the writing of the manuscript.
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