respiratory syncytial virus Archives
Study finds RSV may evade vaccines via rapid mutation
Mar. 9, 2023—A Vanderbilt study concluded that RSV’s ability to mutate rapidly to escape detection by the body’s immune system makes it more challenging to design and develop vaccines that can stop it from spreading.
Study explores role RSV plays in later asthma development
Jul. 21, 2022—A Vanderbilt clinical project will follow 1,950 Middle Tennessee children to determine how genes and the environment interact with RSV infection during the first year of life and contribute to asthma development
Study finds azithromycin use during RSV not useful in preventing recurrent wheezing, may cause harm
Feb. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt research on the impact of the antibiotic azithromycin during severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis overwhelmingly support current national bronchiolitis guidelines, which recommend against antibiotics during acute bronchiolitis due to lack of effect on the acute illness.
Pediatricians see spike in RSV cases, urge parents to be on lookout for symptoms
Jun. 23, 2021—“We are seeing a spike in respiratory illnesses, especially RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and parainfluenza, which cause croup and bronchiolitis in young children and flu-like symptoms in older children and adults,” said James Antoon, MD, PhD, FAAP, assistant professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
RSV transmission in the Middle East
Nov. 14, 2019—Understanding how RSV is transmitted, which strains dominate and how new strains emerge around the globe will guide better vaccine and anti-viral drug design.
Hope for an RSV vaccine
Feb. 23, 2018—Newly discovered features in an RSV protein may be useful for rational structure-based vaccine design.
RSV-HRV viral interference
May. 15, 2017—RSV infection reduces the risk of infection with human rhinovirus, which could have implications for vaccine development and prevention strategies for viral respiratory tract infections in infants.
Research sheds light on how RSV wards off potential vaccines
Oct. 20, 2016—Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the major cause of life-threatening viral pneumonia in infants worldwide, yet despite repeated efforts, scientists have been unable to develop an effective vaccine against it.
Study finds maternal diet may predict RSV severity
Mar. 4, 2013—An important predictor of the severity of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants may be what their mothers ate during pregnancy.