Fewer deaths related to RSV than previously thought, research shows

8 diciembre 2014

It’s a virus that has long been characterized as dangerous and even deadly, but new research shows infant deaths from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are actually quite uncommon in the 21st century. Researchers have shown there are approximately 42 deaths annually associated with RSV in the United States – much lower than had been reported previously – and of those deaths, the majority are in infants and young children that have complex preexisting chronic conditions.