June 2016

Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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  • Human metapneumovirus (HMPV)—a recently identified virus—can cause respiratory disease, especially in young children.
  • HMPV leads to about 20,000 hospitalizations each yearexternal icon in the US among kids younger than 5 years.
  • Healthcare professionals should consider HMPV, along with flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), as a potential diagnosis when they see patients with respiratory illness, especially during late winter and early spring.


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Page last reviewed: June 24, 2016