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RSV

RSV

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the most common cause of both severe respiratory illness such as bronchiolitis (inflammation of the bronchioles) in young children aged under two years and of hospital admissions due to acute respiratory illness in young children.1 

In industrialized countries, it is the single most important cause of severe respiratory illness in and hospitalizations of infants and young children.2 In the USA alone, from 85,000 to 144,000 infants with RSV infection are hospitalized annually, resulting in 20%-25% of pneumonia cases and up to 70% of bronchiolitis cases in the hospital.2 Global RSV disease burden is estimated at 64 million cases and 160,000 deaths every year.2