Infectious Disease Compendium

Metapneumovirus

Microbiology

Virus.

Epidemiologic Risks

Year round, but winter-spring spike.

Syndromes

Respiratory disease in the first year of life.

Disease also occurs in adults with a yearly incidence of 11% (PubMed) and likely leads to secondary bacterial pneumonia.

May worsen COPD and CHF, and cause severe disease in bone marrow transplants and their ilk.

Treatment

None.

In severe infections maybe ribavirin and IVIG. But then ribavirin is suggested for every virus we can't really treat.

Notes

"I never metahuman virus I didn't like" - Will Rogers

Last update: 05/05/18