Background: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in infants, and a need exists for prevention of RSV in healthy infants. Nirsevimab is a monoclonal antibody with an extended half-life that is being developed to protect infants for an entire RSV season with a single intramuscular dose.
Author List: Griffin MP, Yuan Y, Takas T, Domachowske JB, Madhi SA, Manzoni P, Simões EAF, Esser MT, Khan AA, Dubovsky F, Villafana T, DeVincenzo JP; Nirsevimab StudyGroup.
Journal Name: N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 30;383(5):415-425. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1913556. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2020 Aug 13;383(7):698. PMID: 32726528.