Mimivirus in pneumonia patients

Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Mar;11(3):449-52. doi: 10.3201/eid1103.040538.

Abstract

Mimivirus, the largest virus known to date, is an amebal pathogen-like Legionella sp. When Mimivirus was used as an antigen in a microimmunofluorescense assay, seroconversion was found in patients with both community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia. Mimivirus DNA was found in respiratory samples of a patient with hospital-acquired pneumonia.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Antibodies, Viral / blood
  • Canada / epidemiology
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Community-Acquired Infections / virology
  • DNA Virus Infections / diagnosis*
  • DNA Virus Infections / epidemiology
  • DNA Virus Infections / virology
  • DNA Viruses / isolation & purification*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia, Viral / virology*
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies

Substances

  • Antibodies, Viral