Substantial variability in community respiratory syncytial virus season timing.

  title={Substantial variability in community respiratory syncytial virus season timing.},
  author={James A. Mullins and Ashley C Lamonte and Joseph S. Bresee and Larry J. Anderson},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={22 10},
BACKGROUND Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the major cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in young children. Prevention of RSV disease in children in certain high risk groups through use of immunoglobulin preparations has been recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1998. A more precise understanding of the timing of annual RSV epidemics should assist providers in maximizing the benefit of these preventive therapies. The objective of this study was to determine whether… CONTINUE READING

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