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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 3

Proportions of human metapneumovirus (hMPV) infections in children, Finland, 2000–2001

Age, y*Whole respiratory season
Major hMPV outbreak†
Total no. specimensNo. hMPV-positive 
specimens (%)Total no. specimensNo. hMPV-positive 
specimens (%)
<21,10719 (1.7)43018 (4.2)
2–<41,15614 (1.2)51812 (2.3)
4–<66319 (1.4)3099 (2.9)
6–<94203 (0.7)1943 (1.5)
9 –12
2 (0.7)

2 (1.3)
All children3,62147 (1.3)1,60244 (2.7)

*Age at beginning of follow-up.
†Period of 14 consecutive weeks during which hMPV infections were detected every week in the children.

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