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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)