Respiratory Syncytial Virus

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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 1621 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Protection induced by virus-like particle vaccine containing tandem repeat gene of respiratory syncytial virus G protein.
 

Author(s): Ah-Ra Kim, Dong-Hun Lee, Su-Hwa Lee, Ilaria Rubino, Hyo-Jick Choi, Fu-Shi Quan

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract illness in infants, young children and the elderly. However, there is no licensed vaccine available against RSV infection. In this study, we generated virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine and investigated ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Possible therapeutic effect of orally administered ribavirin for respiratory syncytial virus-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome in an immunocompetent patient: a case report.
 

Author(s): Byung Woo Yoon, Seung Hyeun Lee

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Human respiratory syncytial virus usually causes self-limiting upper respiratory infection and occasionally causes pneumonia in immunocompromised hosts. Respiratory syncytial virus-induced severe pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome in immunocompetent adults has been rarely ...

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The terms "Respiratory Syncytial Virus" returned 117 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The epidemiology of medically attended respiratory syncytial virus in older adults in the United States: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Ann D Colosia, Jin Yang, Eric Hillson, Josephine Mauskopf, Catherine Copley-Merriman, Vivek Shinde, Jeffrey Stoddard

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This review was undertaken to assess the historical evidence of the disease incidence and burden of laboratory-confirmed respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in medically attended older adults.

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Immunological Features of Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Caused Pneumonia-Implications for Vaccine Design.
 

Author(s): Emma Rey-Jurado, Alexis M Kalergis

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The human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) is the causative agent for high rates of hospitalizations due to viral bronchiolitis and pneumonia worldwide. Such a disease is characterized by an infection of epithelial cells of the distal airways that leads to inflammation and subsequently ...

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[Potential neurocognitive consequences of infection by human respiratory syncytial virus].
 

Author(s): Juan Carlos Flores, Karen Bohmwald, Janyra Espinoza, Crlstlna Jara, Marcela Peña, Rodrigo Hoyos-Bachiloglu, Carolina Iturriaga, Alexis M Kalergis, Arturo Borzutzky

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2016 Oct;33(5):537-542.

 

Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection remains as a major cause of morbidity and mortality among pediatric population. Immune response is poor and unable to establish a long term effective protection against this virus. Of particular interest has been the description of ...

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