Respiratory syncytial virus infection: an emerging or unappreciated infection?

@article{Shlaes2000RespiratorySV,
  title={Respiratory syncytial virus infection: an emerging or unappreciated infection?},
  author={David M. Shlaes},
  journal={Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          305-11
        }
}
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a ubiquitous cause of respiratory infection with a worldwide distribution and seasonal occurrence. Natural immunity does not normally follow infection, and reinfection is the rule. Reinfection may even occur within a single season. Although its role in serious lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in infants is well recognized, the importance of RSV in disease of older children, adults and, especially in the elderly, is poorly appreciated. In large… CONTINUE READING