Human Metapneumovirus-associated Atypical Pneumonia and SARS

Paul K.S. Chan, Ka Fai To, Alan Wu, Gary M.K. Tse, Kui Fat Chan, Siu Fai Lui, Joseph J.Y. Sung, John S. Tam, Brian Tomlinson

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Acute pneumonia developed in a previously healthy man during the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in southern China in March 2003. Antibiotic treatment was ineffective, and he died 8 days after illness onset. Human metapneumovirus was isolated from lung tissue. No other pathogen was found. Other etiologic agents should thus be sought in apparent SARS cases when coronavirus infection cannot be confirmed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004

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    Chan, P. K. S., To, K. F., Wu, A., Tse, G. M. K., Chan, K. F., Lui, S. F., Sung, J. J. Y., Tam, J. S., & Tomlinson, B. (2004). Human Metapneumovirus-associated Atypical Pneumonia and SARS. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10(3).