Monday, March 09, 2009

Human Parainfluenza Virus

Hey there fella!
I am Human Parainfluenza Virus.
I'm from the Paramyxoviridae family.
But I'm not like my friend Influenza.

I am the most common cause of croup.
It is also called laryngo-tracheo-bronchitis.
I give kids a loud noise when they breathe in.

This is called stridor.

I also give kids a barking cough.
It sounds like a seal!

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