The burden of respiratory syncytial virus infection in young children.

  title={The burden of respiratory syncytial virus infection in young children.},
  author={Caroline Breese Hall and Geoffrey A. Weinberg and Marika K. Iwane and Aaron K Blumkin and Kathryn Margaret Edwards and Mary Allen Staat and Peggy Auinger and Marie R. Griffin and Katherine A. Poehling and Dean D Erdman and Carlos Gabriel Grijalva and Yuwei Zhu and Peter G. Szilagyi},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={360 6},
BACKGROUND The primary role of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in causing infant hospitalizations is well recognized, but the total burden of RSV infection among young children remains poorly defined. METHODS We conducted prospective, population-based surveillance of acute respiratory infections among children under 5 years of age in three U.S. counties. We enrolled hospitalized children from 2000 through 2004 and children presenting as outpatients in emergency departments and pediatric… CONTINUE READING
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