Epidemiology of Human Metapneumovirus-associated Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in African Children: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Background: Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) has been associated with upper and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in children and adults. This systematic review evaluated the epidemiology of hMPV-associated LRTI, including severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) hospitalization or clinically diagnosed severe pneumonia, in African children under 5 years of age.
Author List: Ramocha LM, Mutsaerts EAML, Verwey C, Madhi SA.
Journal Name: Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Jan 21. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003041. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33480663.