Acta Medica Iranica 1969. 0(1-2):43-48.

Antibodies to Myxovirus Parainfluenza-3 Virus in Human Sera in Iran
A. AFSHAR, S. FATEMI

Abstract


199 human serum samples were examined for the presence of Myxovirus Parainfluenza 3 (MPI 3)haemagglutination inhibition (HI) antibodies. or tbe total male sera, 75% and female 70.52% had HI antibody titers of t:32 or greater. The percentage of positive samples increased according to the age grouping of the human beings. These results indicate that MPI 3 virus infection is widespread among the human population in Iran. and it may be considered as one of the causes of respiratory illnesses in children and adults.


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