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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)


  • Common Viruses Prove Dangerous in Long-Term Care Facility
    A widespread outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) at a long-term dementia care ward infected 73 percent of patients, demonstrating the serious challenges in mitigating the spread of infectious diseases in such settings. The outbreak ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Closer to Developing RSV Vaccine
    Crafting a vaccine against RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been a minefield for 50 years, but scientists believe they have found the right balance. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta report that they have engineered ...More
    December 21, 2016 Posted in News
  • Tips to Protect Your Baby From RSV
    Coughing, sneezing and a runny nose: You might think it is yet another cold, but if your baby is under 2 years old, it could very well be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is a virus infecting the lungs and respiratory tract that will sicken nearly every baby before ...More
    December 20, 2016 Posted in News
  • Local Variations in the Timing of RSV Epidemics
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a primary cause of hospitalizations in children worldwide. The timing of seasonal RSV epidemics needs to be known in order to administer prophylaxis to high-risk infants at the appropriate time. Noveroske, et al. (2016) used data ...More
    November 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • Infants in Northern Canada Face the Highest Rates of Respiratory Infection in the World
    Infants in Canada's north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds of hospitalizations of babies in the Arctic and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In a paper published today in CMAJ ...More
    October 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • 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
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