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Clinical Presentation and Birth Outcomes Associated With Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Pregnancy

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most important cause of viral pneumonia in children worldwide and a maternal vaccine may protect both the mother and infant from RSV illness. This article, published in PLoS ONE, describes the epidemiology and clinical presentation of RSV in pregnant and postpartum women in Nepal. The authors found that RSV was an uncommon cause of febrile respiratory illness in mothers during pregnancy. These data can inform prevention and therapeutic strategies against RSV in resource-limited settings.

Author: Chu HY, Katz J, Tielsch J, et al.

Published: 2016

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(Located at journals.plos.org)

Citation: Chu HY, Katz J, Tielsch J, et al. Clinical Presentation and Birth Outcomes Associated With Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Pregnancy. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(3):e0152015.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Asia