What is human metapneumovirus?: The disease in question is human metapneumovirus.
Seasonal disorder: It is a seasonal disease that usually occurs in the winter and early spring.
A potentially deadly virus: Like RSV, human metapneumovirus is in the Pneumoviridae family.
Who’s most at risk?: Anyone can be infected with hMPV, but it is most common in children.
Children and hMPV: Most children who get infected with hMPV are age five or younger.
The elderly and hMPV: Older people infected with hMPV are also prone.
Weakened immune system: Others at risk of contracting hMPV are those with weakened.
Signs and symptoms: Common symptoms of hMPV include cough, sore throat, fever.
A little-known medical condition: Human metapneumovirus was discovered in 2001
Surprisingly common: But studies over the last four years or so have shown that hMPV.
Youngsters at risk: Furthermore, hMPV was the second most common cause of respiratory.
Cases of hMPV on the rise: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently.
Not aware of the danger: More worryingly, most people appear ignorant as to the dangers.
Testing for the virus: But the CDC also reported a willingness by the general public.
Transmission: Transmission of hMPV is most likely spread from an infected person.