Other content tagged: RSV

Promising new research findings in the field of RSV prevention

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) has long been recognised as a serious threat to infant health. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs). No prevention exists for all infants. Research published earlier this year now suggests that a new preventative option may be able to lower severe RSV infection and hospitalisations. Particularly common during the winter months, RSV infects the lungs…
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Roundtable workshop with parent representatives

Sharing knowledge and experience is key. That is why, on June 28-29, Silke Mader, Dr Johanna Walz and Dr Silvia Kolossa from EFCNI held a workshop on “How to organise an expert roundtable” with 15 international parent representatives. While the Friday was filled with shared experiences on roundtables and insights on project management, the workshop on Saturday focused on the set up of an expert roundtable. The specific topics covered were: • Project management…
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RSV – a respiratory virus that can become dangerous for preterm babies

Interview with Prof Luc J.I. Zimmermann Prof. Zimmermann, in adults, how does a typical course of infection with RSV look like and how frequent is it? RSV infections are very common, and, just like the influenza virus, RSV appears during flu season, in the coldest and wettest months of the year. In healthy adults, an RSV infection shows only mild symptoms similar to the common cold, like a running nose or a sore throat, and normally does not need to…
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