Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) associated with clinical respiratory tract infection (RTI) in children was first isolated in the Netherlands. Of 120 Thai paediatric patients with RTI examined, 5 cases (4.2%) showed detectable hMPV based on N-gene-specific RT-PCR. All of them were negative for hRSV infection. Aligning the sequences with a reference strain revealed some nucleotide differences, which necessitates future investigation to evaluate clinical significance and genotype variation.,
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Department of Virology

Thanasugarn, W., Samransamruajkit, R., Vanapongtipagorn, P., Prapphal, N., van den Hoogen, B., Osterhaus, A., & Poovorawan, Y. (2003). Human metapneumovirus infection in Thai children. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 35(10), 754–756. doi:10.1080/00365540310000094