Latest Human parainfluenza viruses Stories
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swedish researchers said on Monday they had identified a previously unknown virus that may cause many cases of serious respiratory infections in children.
Human parainfluenza viruses, belonging to the paramyxovirus family, are a group of four distinct serotypes of enveloped single-stranded RNA viruses. They are the second most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in younger children. Many times the host has repeat infections throughout life with symptoms that may include upper respiratory tract illness or more commonly, a cold and sore throat. It can also cause severe pneumonia in immunosuppressed people. There is currently no...
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