HMPV is a respiratory virus affecting people of all ages, with higher vulnerability in young children, older adults, and individuals with weakened immune systems.
Severe cases of HMPV can lead to bronchitis or pneumonia.
The incubation period for HMPV is 3 to 6 days.
Common symptoms include cough, fever, nasal congestion, and shortness of breath.
There is currently no specific treatment or vaccine for HMPV, with prevention focused on good hygiene.
Positivity rates for HMPV have decreased during warmer months, similar to colds and flu.