Official website of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX), HIV, Diabetes, and Psychiatry Guides, powered by Unbound Medicine. Johns Hopkins Guide App for iOS, iPhone, iPad, and Android included. Explore these free sample topics:
-- The first section of this topic is shown below --
- Human metapneumovirus (hMPV): negative-sense, single strand RNA virus, member of Paramyxoviridae described in 2001--closely related to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
- Taxonomy: order Mononegavirales, family Paramyxoviridae, genus Metapneumovirus (first human member), subfamily Pneumovirinae.
- Genetically similar to avian pneumoviruses types C, B and A.
- Human pathophysiology: replication within respiratory epithelium, hyaline membrane.