Characteristics of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections in Children in the Post-COVID Seasons: A Northern Italy Hospital Experience.

Characteristics of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections in Children in the Post-COVID Seasons: A Northern Italy Hospital Experience.

Publication date: Jan 16, 2024

Public health measures for COVID-19 mitigation influenced the circulation of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) during the 2020-2021 winter season. In the following autumn, an unprecedented resurgence of RSV occurred. Our study monitored RSV pediatric infections one and two years after the relaxation of containment measures for the COVID-19 pandemic. We analyzed diagnostic molecular data for SARS-CoV-2, flu, and RSV infections and clinical data from children with respiratory symptoms referring to our hospital during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 seasons. In the 2021-2022 season, the number of RSV-affected children was very high, especially for babies

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Concepts Keywords
Italy acute respiratory infection
Pandemic bronchiolitis
Pediatric Child
Winter Child, Preschool
COVID-19
epidemiology
Hospitals
Humans
hypertransaminasemia
Infant
Italy
Pandemics
respiratory syncytial virus
SARS-CoV-2
Seasons
surveillance

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