RSV caused more than 100,000 child mortalities in 2019

It’s been estimated that the respiratory syncytial virus is responsible for one out of 50 deaths among children younger than five on a global level, climbing to one in 28 for infants younger than six months.

Researchers behind a new study have identified a pressing need to develop more effective RSV vaccines for at-risk children | Photo: Mads Nissen/STF

Acute lower respiratory infections resulting from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was the global cause of more than 100,000 mortalities of children aged five or less, writes Danish media Medicinsk Tidsskrift (”Medical Times”) citing a new study published in The Lancet.

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