Definition: Human Parainfluenza Viruses are the viruses that cause 'human parainfluenza.' hPIVs are a group of four distinct serotypes of enveloped single-stranded RNA viruses belonging to the paramyxovirus family. These viruses are closely associated with both human and veterinary disease.
Symptoms: Human Parainfluenza Viruses (HPIVs) commonly cause upper and lower respiratory illnesses in infants and young children, but anyone can get infected. Some of the symptoms of HPIV are fever,runny nose, cough, sore throat, sneezing, ear pain and decreased appetite.
Treatment and Statistics: Some of the traditional treatments of the Human Parainfluenza Viruses are drinking plenty of fluids such as water and juice, acetaminophen or ibuprofen for fever, keep your child as quiet and calm as possible to help decrease the breathing effort, and use cool mist humidifier in your child's room. According to World health rankings the Death Rate (Age Standardized) of Human Parainfluenza Viruses patients Per 100,000 people was found to be 8.04% during the year 2014-15.