We analyzed 64 human metapneumovirus strains from eight countries. Phylogenetic analysis identified two groups (A and B, amino acid identity 93%-96%) and four subgroups. Although group A strains predominated, accounting for 69% of all strains, as many B as A strains were found in persons greater than or equal to3 years of age.
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
Bolvin, G., Mackay, I., Sloots, T. P., Madhi, S., Freymuth, F., Wolf, D., ... Leblanc, E. (2004). Global Genetic Diversity of Human Metapneumovirus Fusion Gene. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10(6), 1154-1157.