Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV)
Learn About Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV)
Anyone can be infected with hMPV but it is most common in children, older adults and people with weakened immune systems. It spreads through close contact with an infected person and, in most cases, will go away on its own after a few days.
Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) Symptoms and Diagnosis
People with hMPV usually have mild symptoms similar to a cold, but young children, older adults and those with a weakened immune system may develop a more severe illness.
Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) Treatment and Recovery
Most hMPV infections only last about 2-5 days and go away on their own. Treatment consists of supportive care to ease symptoms.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV)
Many times, patients with severe hMPV are very young, so they rely on a caregiver to talk to their doctor. Here are some questions to ask on their behalf.