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Human metapneumovirus associated pneumonia and severe bronchiolitis in a 9-month-old infant admitted to a Sri Lankan hospital

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F Noordeen ,

University of Peradeniya, LK
About F
I am an academic at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya. I am virologist by training who undertake research in viral infections in children and adults. My research interest are respiratory and dengue virus infections in different geo-climatic zones on Sri Lanka. I also undertake research on HBV infections and immunity following vaccination. I train PG research students MSc, MPhil and PhD projects in Sri Lanka and some of my students have attachments in overseas universities. I publish locally and internationally and my aim is to disseminate knowledge and improve the local scholarship. I have been lagging behind in social media communications and I must progress in that direction in the future.
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JAAS Jayaweera,

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, LK
About JAAS
Dr JAAS Jayaweera is an academic at Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka and he is currently in microbiology training at PGIM, University of Colombo.
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MLM Rayes

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, LK
About MLM
Dr MLM Rayes is a paediatrician by training has been attached to the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Raajarata University of Sri Lanka. Currently he also contributes child health in Sri Lanka through national media in a big way to the Tamil speaking community.
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Abstract

Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) has been shown to cause acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI) in children since its first detection in 2001 in the Netherlands. Globally, hMPV accounts for 2-10% of childhood ARTI. hMPV associated ARTI has not been reported in Sri Lanka. We report a case of hMPV infection in a nine-month-old infant with respiratory illness admitted to the paediatric ward of the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital.

How to Cite: Noordeen, F., Jayaweera, J. & Rayes, M., (2016). Human metapneumovirus associated pneumonia and severe bronchiolitis in a 9-month-old infant admitted to a Sri Lankan hospital. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 6(1), pp.59–63. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v6i1.8101
Published on 28 Apr 2016.
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