NEW YORK – Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ABRYSVO (Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine), the company’s bivalent RSV prefusion F (RSVpreF) vaccine, for the prevention of lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV in individuals 60 years and older. ABRYSVO is unadjuvanted and composed of […]

Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) can cause upper and lower respiratory disease. The virus can cause harm to people of all ages, especially young children, older adults, and people who have weak immune systems. The virus was discovered in 2001, HMPV belongs to the Pneumoviridae family along with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Molecular diagnostic testing helped discover […]

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While COVID-19 and RSV cases have been declining in recent months, another, lesser-known respiratory virus surged this past spring. A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 31 showed that positive PCR lab tests for human metapneumovirus (HMPV) in early March hit nearly 11 percent. During the four years […]

Last Updated: June 01, 2023, 15:49 IST Washington D.C., United States of America (USA) An ambulance is seen outside the Erie County Medical Center Hospital in Buffalo, New York. (Credits: Reuters) Human Metapneumovirus: Unlike Covid-19 or flu, there is no specific antiviral therapy to treat HMPV and no vaccine to prevent HMPV In the past […]

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Last night, Pfizer Inc. announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved their respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine, Abrysvo, for older adults. This approval allows the use of Abrysvo in individuals aged 60 years and older to prevent lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV. Abrysvo, Pfizer’s bivalent RSV prefusion F (RSVpreF) vaccine, is […]

The FDA has approved Pfizer Inc’s bivalent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prefusion F (RSVpreF) vaccine Abrysvo to prevent lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV in individuals 60 years of age and older. According to Pfizer, RSVpreF is based on foundational basic science discoveries, such as findings from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), detailing […]

Pfizer received approval from the FDA for ABRYSVO (Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine), the company’s bivalent RSV prefusion F (RSVpreF) vaccine, for the prevention of lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV in individuals 60 years and older. ABRYSVO is unadjuvanted and composed of two preF proteins selected to optimize protection against RSV A and B […]

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WASHINGTON: While cases of Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were decreasing across the US, infections of another respiratory virus, called human metapneumovirus (HMPV), were on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The percentage of tests positive for HMPV surged to 17.5 per cent for antigen tests and 9.6 […]

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The increase has prompted people to wonder about this lesser-known respiratory virus. Here’s what some Massachusetts experts say: What is HMPV? Discovered in 2001 and thought to have mutated from avian metapneumovirus, HMPV usually causes cold-like symptoms such as coughing, a runny nose, fever, and shortness of breath, according to Dr. Shira Doron, chief infection […]

The United States is currently witnessing the emergence of a novel virus called Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV), which is increasingly being recognized as a significant contributor to acute respiratory infections. Also read | Nascar accused of favoring Denny Hamlin after Chase Elliott’s suspension HMPV is a respiratory virus that can cause various illnesses ranging from mild […]

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While viruses like RSV and the flu may grab the spotlight, there’s a sneaky little pathogen that has been quietly making its mark – human metapneumovirus (HMPV). It’s like the underdog of the viral world, commonly overlooked and underappreciated. But don’t be fooled by its lack of fame; HMPV has been causing a stir this […]

Story at a glance Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) was first discovered in 2001. Symptoms include excessive chest congestion, horrible coughs, fever and shortness of breath. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that nearly 19.6% of antigen tests and 11% of PCR tests this spring were positive for HMPV, which is a 36% increase from pre-pandemic […]