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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)


  • Immune System Compound Combats Respiratory Syncytial Virus
    Babies at risk of a serious lung infection could be helped by a therapy based on the body's natural immune defenses. Scientists have found that a compound produced by the body's immune system can kill the virus that causes the disease, known as respiratory syncytial virus ...More
    March 7, 2016 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Tips for Protecting Yourself and Others From RSV
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that can spread through coughing and sneezing. You can also get RSV by touching surfaces that have RSV on them, then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Most children get RSV by the time they are 2 years old. Healthy ...More
    December 29, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vaccine Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say a new candidate vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) made with a weakened version of the virus shows great promise at fighting the disease, the leading cause of hospitalization for children under ...More
    November 4, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Identifies Viral Product That Promotes Immune Defense Against RSV
    Almost all human beings are exposed to the respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, before their second birthdays. For most, the symptoms mimic those of the common cold: runny nose, coughing, sneezing, fever. But in some very young infants -- and some older adults -- the ...More
    September 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • NIH Launches Human RSV Study
    A new study will expose healthy adult volunteers to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a virus that causes cold-like symptoms in adults. Better understanding of how adults develop RSV infection and immune system responses to infection will assist researchers in developing ...More
    August 26, 2015 Posted in News
  • Personal Clothing May Spread Respiratory Infections Within the NICU
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is the leading cause of childhood respiratory hospitalizations among premature babies, can be detected from the clothes worn by caregivers and visitors who are visiting infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to ...More
    August 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vaccine With Virus-Like Nanoparticles is Effective Treatment for RSV, Study Finds
    A vaccine containing virus-like nanoparticles, or microscopic, genetically engineered particles, is an effective treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to researchers at Georgia State University. The findings, published on July 14 in the International ...More
    August 3, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Shows That Augmenting a Gas Naturally in our Bodies Fights RSV Infection
    A new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is the first to show that hydrogen sulfide, a gas produced naturally within our bodies, reduces the severity of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. When someone has a RSV infection, his or her body is ...More
    April 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Gene Variant and Environment Can Boost Severity of Respiratory Syncytial Virus
    A particular genetic mutation combined with an urban environment increases the risk of severe disease in children infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an international team of investigators has found. RSV infects half of the infants in the world every year, and ...More
    April 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • RSV Infection May be Associated With Higher Risk for Bacterial Pneumonia
    Two common and sometimes dangerous respiratory diseases, a viral one caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and a bacterial one caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae may be linked, suggests a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Daniel Weinberger, from Yale ...More
    January 7, 2015 Posted in News
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