Decline in respiratory syncytial virus hospitalizations in a region with high hospitalization rates and prolonged season.

@article{Singleton2006DeclineIR,
  title={Decline in respiratory syncytial virus hospitalizations in a region with high hospitalization rates and prolonged season.},
  author={Rosalyn J. Singleton and Dana A Bruden and Lisa R. Bulkow and Gilbert Varney and J. Corey Butler},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={1116-22}
}
BACKGROUND During 1993 to 1996, Alaska Native infants <1 year of age from the Yukon Kuskokwim (YK) Delta in Alaska experienced a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) hospitalization rate 5 times the U.S. general infant population rate. We describe trends in lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) and RSV hospitalizations in YK children from 1994 to 2004. METHODS We abstracted hospital dates, RSV test results and clinical information from the hospital records for YK children <3 years of age… CONTINUE READING
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