Human Parainfluenza Viruses

Also known as: HPIV, parainfluenza.

Human parainfluenza viruses are viruses that cause illnesses similar to the common cold in most cases, though they are different kinds of viruses. In people with weakened immune systems, however, the illnesses can be life-threatening.


Reviewed by: Carolina Sanchez-Vegas, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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