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Respiratory syncytial virus--the unrecognised cause of health and economic burden among young children in Australia.

Ranmuthugala, Geethanjali; Brown, Laurie; Lidbury, Brett

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) presents very similar to influenza and is the principle cause of bronchiolitis in infants and young children worldwide. Yet, there is no systematic monitoring of RSV activity in Australia. This study uses existing published data sources to estimate incidence, hospitalisation rates, and associated costs of RSV among young children in Australia. Published reports from the Laboratory Virology and Serology Reporting Scheme, a passive voluntary surveillance system,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78913
Source: Communicable Diseases Intelligence

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