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The Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in the Young

Edited by Bernhard Resch

Medical University of Graz

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes seasonal epidemics during the winter and wet seasons, particularly in young children. Although there is one drug available for prophylaxis, palivizumab, it is indicated for high-risk children only. Therefore a vaccine is urgently needed. This book provides an overview of RSV and discusses its incidence and presentation in different populations, including preterm infants and children with congenital heart disease. It also discusses future strategies for RSV prophylaxis and developments in and barriers to creating a viable vaccine.

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The Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in the YoungEdited by Bernhard Resch

Published: October 30th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78206

ISBN: 978-1-78984-643-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-642-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-252-6

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

3816 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. Disease Severity in Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection: Role of Viral and Host Factors

By Julian P. Legg


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2. Resolving the Debate on RSV Prophylaxis in Late Preterm Infants

By Bosco Paes, Barry Rodgers-Gray and Xavier Carbonell-Estrany


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3. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections among Children with Congenital Heart Disease

By Maja Daurach and Ina Michel-Behnke


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4. RSV: Available Prophylactic Options and Vaccines in Clinical Trials

By Debra T. Linfield and Fariba Rezaee


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5. Hurdles in Vaccine Development against Respiratory Syncytial Virus

By Muhammad Shafique, Muhammad Asif Zahoor, Muhammad Imran Arshad, Bilal Aslam, Abu Baker Siddique, Muhammad Hidayat Rasool, Muhammad Usman Qamar and Muhammad Usman


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