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9/12/23 Public Education Topic: Parainfluenza

Symptoms and Illnesses of HPIV

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Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs) commonly cause upper and lower respiratory illnesses in infants, young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems, but anyone can get infected. Symptoms generally appear 2 to 6 days after infection.

Signs and symptoms are similar to the common cold and can include:

  • fever

  • runny nose

  • cough

  • sneezing

  • sore throat

Other symptoms of HPIV illness may include:

  • ear pain

  • irritability

  • decreased appetite

To learn more visits: Symptoms of Human Parainfluenza Virus (HPIV) Illnesses | CDC

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