Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Common Name(s)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that causes infections in the lungs and respiratory tract. Most children have been infected with the virus by age 2, though it may also affect adults. Symptoms are generally mild and similar to that of a common cold. RSV can be severe in the case of premature babies, infants with underlying health conditions, older adults, adults with heart and lung disease, or anyone with a weak immune system.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Respiratory Syncytial Virus" returned 1651 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Molecular epidemiology of human respiratory syncytial virus among children in Japan during three seasons and hospitalization risk of genotype ON1.
 

Author(s): Akinobu Hibino, Reiko Saito, Kiyosu Taniguchi, Hassan Zaraket, Yugo Shobugawa, Tamano Matsui, Hiroshi Suzuki,

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We investigated the genetic diversity, the circulation patterns, and risk for hospital admission of human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) strains in Japan between 2012 through 2015. During the study period, 744 HRSV-positive cases were identified by rapid diagnostic test. Of these, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Genetic diversity of human respiratory syncytial virus circulating among children in Ibadan, Nigeria.
 

Author(s): Olukunle Ogunsemowo, David O Olaleye, Georgina N Odaibo

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Human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) is the most common viral cause of acute lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in infants and young children however, without an effective vaccine licensed for human use till date. Information on the circulating genotypes of HRSV from regions ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus Seasonality - United States, 2014-2017.
 

Author(s): Erica Billig Rose, Alexandra Wheatley, Gayle Langley, Susan Gerber, Amber Haynes

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection in young children worldwide (1-3). In the United States, RSV infection results in >57,000 hospitalizations and 2 million outpatient visits each year among children aged <5 years (3). Recent studies ...

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The terms "Respiratory Syncytial Virus" returned 127 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The burden of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) associated acute lower respiratory infections in children with Down syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Markus Chan, John J Park, Ting Shi, Federico Martinón-Torres, Louis Bont, Harish Nair,

Journal: J Glob Health. 2017 Dec;7(2):020413.

 

Acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRIs) caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are a leading cause of hospitalization in infants. Numerous risk factors have been identified in the aetiology of severe RSV-associated ALRI necessitating hospitalisation, including prematurity ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Targeting the G Protein Provides a New Approach for an Old Problem.
 

Author(s): Ralph A Tripp, Ultan F Power, Peter J M Openshaw, Lawrence M Kauvar

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) annually affecting >2 million children in the United States <5 years old. In the elderly (>65 years old), RSV results in ∼175,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States with a ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Modulation of Host Immunity by Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Virulence Factors: A Synergic Inhibition of Both Innate and Adaptive Immunity.
 

Author(s): Gisela Canedo-Marroquín, Orlando Acevedo-Acevedo, Emma Rey-Jurado, Juan M Saavedra, Margarita K Lay, Susan M Bueno, Claudia A Riedel, Alexis M Kalergis

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The Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (hRSV) is a major cause of acute lower respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) and high rates of hospitalizations in children and in the elderly worldwide. Symptoms of hRSV infection include bronchiolitis and pneumonia. The lung pathology observed ...

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