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Serious outbreak of human metapneumovirus in patients with hematologic malignancies

Hoellein, Alexander ; Hecker, Judith ; Hoffmann, Dieter ; Göttle, Franziska ; Protzer, Ulrike ; Peschel, Christian ; Götze, Katharina


Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is an important cause of lower respiratory tract infection. In healthy subjects infections are usually mild and rarely necessitate hospitalization. However, more serious outcomes have been described for allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients. This study reports an outbreak of hMPV A2 infection in severely immunocompromised adult hematologic cancer patients in a ...


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