Global Burden of Acute Lower Respiratory Infections Due to Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Young Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

This article, published in The Lancet, describes research to estimate the global incidence of and mortality from episodes of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children younger than five years of age in 2005. Through a systematic review of studies published between January 1995 and June 2009, the authors estimate that 66,000 to 199,000 of these children died from RSV-associated ALRI worldwide in 2005, with 99 percent of these deaths occuring in the developing world. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author(s): Nair H, Nokes DJ, Gessner BD, et al.

Published: 2010

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    Citation: Nair H, Nokes DJ, Gessner BD, et al. Global Burden of Acute Lower Respiratory Infections Due to Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Young Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Lancet. 2010;375(9725):1545-1555.