Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): A Disease of All Ages

RSV is a common cause of acute respiratory illness in infants, young children, older adults, and adults with certain underlying medical conditions. 1

RSV is a prevalent disease with lifelong reinfections and is associated with significant clinical and economic burden in vulnerable adults2-4

Estimated annual burden of RSV infection among older adults aged ≥65 years in the US:5,6


RSV, respiratory syncytial virus


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