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What are human parainfluenza viruses?
Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIV) are a group of viruses that cause different types of respiratory infections and are most common in children and babies.
Types of human parainfluenza viruses
HPIV can cause two different types of infections:
What causes human parainfluenza viruses?
HPIV are contagious. They are most commonly transmitted from a sneeze, but can also be caught by coming in contact with infectious material then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. The virus can stay alive in the air for up to an hour.
Are human parainfluenza viruses common?
Most children will develop an infection with HPIV before they are 5 years old. More specifically:
What are the symptoms ofhuman parainfluenza viruses?
While symptoms may vary child-to-child, the most common include:
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