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 1716 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evolution of Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) over Multiple Seasons in New South Wales, Australia.
 

Author(s): Francesca Di Giallonardo, Jen Kok, Marian Fernandez, Ian Carter, Jemma L Geoghegan, Dominic E Dwyer, Edward C Holmes, John-Sebastian Eden

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There is an ongoing global pandemic of human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection that results in substantial annual morbidity and mortality. In Australia, RSV is a major cause of acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRI). Nevertheless, little is known about the extent ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The Morphology and Assembly of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Revealed by Cryo-Electron Tomography.
 

Author(s): Zunlong Ke, Rebecca S Dillard, Tatiana Chirkova, Fredrick Leon, Christopher C Stobart, Cheri M Hampton, Joshua D Strauss, Devi Rajan, Christina A Rostad, Jeannette V Taylor, Hong Yi, Raven Shah, Mengtian Jin, Tina V Hartert, R Stokes Peebles, Barney S Graham, Martin L Moore, Larry J Anderson, Elizabeth R Wright

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Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract disease in young children. With repeat infections throughout life, it can also cause substantial disease in the elderly and in adults with compromised cardiac, pulmonary and immune systems. RSV ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Removal of the N-Glycosylation Sequon at Position N116 Located in p27 of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus Fusion Protein Elicits Enhanced Antibody Responses after DNA Immunization.
 

Author(s): Annelies Leemans, Marlies Boeren, Winke Van der Gucht, Isabel Pintelon, Kenny Roose, Bert Schepens, Xavier Saelens, Dalan Bailey, Wim Martinet, Guy Caljon, Louis Maes, Paul Cos, Peter Delputte

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Prevention of severe lower respiratory tract infections in infants caused by the human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) remains a major public health priority. Currently, the major focus of vaccine development relies on the RSV fusion (F) protein since it is the main target protein ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Respiratory Syncytial Virus" returned 133 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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Pulmonary Susceptibility of Neonates to Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection: A Problem of Innate Immunity?
 

Author(s): Carole Drajac, Daphné Laubreton, Sabine Riffault, Delphyne Descamps

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2017 ;2017():8734504.

 

Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common and highly contagious viral agent responsible for acute lower respiratory infection in infants. This pathology characterized by mucus hypersecretion and a disturbed T cell immune response is one of the major causes of infant hospitalization ...

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 ...

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