The burden of RSV disease

Up-to-date key findings on RSV-related hospitalizations of preterm infants

RSV is the leading cause of infant hospitalizations in the US, and preterm infants are at increased risk for severe RSV disease relative to full-term infants.1,2

SENTINEL1 Season 1 study:

2014-2015 study of preterm infants 29-35 wGA hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed RSV disease

SENTINEL1 Season 2 study:

2015-2016 data confirms the results seen in the 2014-2015 SENTINEL1 Season 1 study

McLaurin et al study:

A study of 2014-2015 RSV hospitalization rates in commercial and Medicaid preterm infants compared with the previous 4 seasons

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  1. Hall CB, Weinberg GA, Iwane MK, Blumkin AK, Edwards KM, Staat MA, et al. The burden of respiratory syncytial virus infection in young children. N Engl J Med 2009; 360(6):588–598.
  2. Leader S, Kohlhase K. Recent trends in severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) among US infants, 1997 to 2000. J Pediatr 2003; 143(5 suppl):S127–132.