Comparison of human metapneumovirus genotypes from the Province of Bolzano in northern Italy with strains from surrounding regions in Italy and Austria

Clara Larcher, Elisabetta Pagani, Patrizia Rossi, Barbara Amato, Lydia Pescollderungg, Giulia Campanini, Elena Percivalle, Hartwig P. Huemer

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Abstract

The epidemiology of the genetic sublineages of human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and their clinical relevance are not fully understood. We compared hMPV genotypes isolated in the province of Bolzano in Northern Italy with strains from nearby Italian and Austrian regions by sequencing of NP- and L-gene fragments. Our results suggest that similar strains cycle through adjacent geographic areas, with the respective subtypes replacing each other on a seasonal basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-156
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume61
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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