Background: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) and hospitalisation in children worldwide. It has been estimated that in 2015 there were 33·1 million RSV-associated LRTI episodes in children under 5 years old, including 3·2 million hospitalisations, and 118 000 deaths; with approximately 45% of all hospitalisations and in-hospital deaths occurring among infants under 6 months of age.
Author List: Verwey C, Nunes MC.
Journal Name: Lancet Glob Health. 2020 Oct;8(10):e1247-e1248. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30303-X. PMID: 32971046.