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Pediatric RSV-associated hospitalizations before and during the pandemic

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: This study found that the burden of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-associated hospitalizations in Canadian pediatric hospitals was substantial, particularly among infants less than six months of age, and RSV hospitalizations increased in 2021-2022 compared with the pre-pandemic period, while severity of illness remained similar. These findings suggest that RSV preventive strategies for infants less than six months of age would be associated with decreased RSV disease burden in children. 

Authors: Jesse Papenburg, M.D., M.Sc., of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, is the corresponding author. 

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