Just a follow up- we have word from Rhode Island, Illinois, and Texas of high hMPV activity. This tends to be a mild pathogen, and of course thanks to better molecular diagnostic technology we talk about it. But there is traffic indicating it is indeed generating patient flow with hospitalizations, some in the PICUs. Again, this is an endemic pathogen exhibiting expected seasonality, however I've not seen physician networks ever bother to even acknowledge it before as a source of infrastructure demand. So is this a "bad year" for hMPV? Difficult to tell.
Jim Wilson, MD
On Feb 5, 2012, at 3:40 PM, Andrew Bowman wrote:
>> Anyone testing for metapneumovirus? Some local pediatricians are testing all admits. Is there something bad about this virus?
>> Andrew Bowman
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