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Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005


Human Metapneumovirus RNA in Encephalitis Patient

Oliver Schildgen*1Comments to Author , Thomas Glatzel*1, Tilman Geikowski*, Bärbel Scheibner*, Arne Simon*, Lutz Bindl*, Mark Born*, Sergei Viazov†, Anja Wilkesmann*, Gisela Knöpfle*, Michael Roggendorf†, and Bertfried Matz*
Author affiliations: *University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; †University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany; 1These authors contributed equally to this study.

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Table 3

Cell lines routinely used for isolation of individual viral pathogens*†

Cell line HSV VZV CMV RSV Mumps Measles Enterovirus Influenza HMPV
Vero + + + + +
MS + +
RD +
HEF + + +

*The + symbol indicates that the cell line is susceptible to the virus and was used for diagnostic procedures.
†HSV, herpes simplex virus; VZV, varicella zoster virus; CMV, cytomegalovirus; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus; HMPV, human metapneumovirus; LLC-MK2, kidney cell line from rhesus monkey; MS, monkey stable; MDCK, Madin-Darbin canine kidney; RD, human Caucasian rhabdomyosarcoma; HEF, human embryonic fibroblasts.

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