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Human Metapneumovirus in India

As of October 2017, the Gideon database (www.GideonOnline.com) chronicles 57,331 prevalence- and seroprevalence surveys.  Data relevant to Human metapneumovirus in India follow below.

60% of New Delhi children below age 5 years were found to be seropositive toward Human metapneumovirus, increasing to >80% by age 55 years (2011 publication)

 

Prevalence surveys:

2004 – 2005 / Delhi / 12% of acute respiratory infections in children below age 5 years

2005 – 2007 / Delhi / 3% of children with acute respiratory infection

2005 – 2007 / Delhi / 3.6% of children (<5 years) with acute lower respiratory tract infection treated at a hospital

2012 – 2014 / Odisha / 2.11% of children with acute respiratory tract infection

2014* /  Lucknow / 1.1% of acute lower respiratory tract infections among hospitalized children

2014* / Assam / 7.2% of outpatient children with respiratory illness

2016* / Rajasthan / 25.7% of hospitalized children ages <=5 years with severe acute respiratory

2006 – 2009 / Kolkata /     5.11% of nasal and/or throat swabs from outpatients with acute respiratory tract infection

2010 – 2011 / Eastern India / 3% of patients with acute respiratory tract infection

2011 – 2013 / Southern India / 5% of patients with acute respiratory infection

     * indicates publication year (not necessarily year of survey)

 

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