Latest Human parainfluenza viruses Stories

2005-08-22 16:54:00

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. They named the virus human bocavirus and suggested the researchers start a systematic search for all the viruses that cause respiratory infections. The report, published in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, underlines how little doctors know about the sources of most...

Latest Human parainfluenza viruses Reference Libraries

2011-01-05 16:00:36

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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