Respiratory syncytial virus--viral biology and the host response.

  title={Respiratory syncytial virus--viral biology and the host response.},
  author={Doug Hacking and Jeremy Hull},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  volume={45 1},
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most important cause of respiratory tract infection in infants. We have an incomplete understanding of the reasons why some infants are more severely affected by RSV than others. There is no effective antiviral treatment for the infection. Advances in our understanding of the biology of RSV, particularly in relation to the attachment protein G and the fusion protein F, have revealed potential targets for new antiviral therapies and vaccine development… CONTINUE READING


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