Lack of protective immunity despite high seroprevalence of neutralizing antibodies against human metapneumovirus, Bonn, Germany

J. Lüsebrink, C. Wiese, A. Thiel, R.L. Tillmann, V. Ditt, A. Müller & O. Schildgen
Introduction: Despite high perpetual seroprevalence-rates hMPV-reinfections occur frequently in all age groups. Our results demonstrate high neutralizing capacities of sera with minor decrease in individuals >69 years, leading to the hypothesis that reinfections occur because humoral immune responses[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]