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The epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus infections in NSW children, 1992–1997

Susan Lister, Peter McIntyre and Robert Menzies

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 11(7) 119 - 123
Published: 2000


This paper evaluates the data describing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in infants and children aged less than five years in NSW, and in particular children aged less than one year. This younger age group forms the primary target group for immunisation against RSV and vaccine development is now well advanced. The data outlined in this paper provide a baseline for evaluating the burden of disease before and after the introduction of a vaccine.

© NSW Department of Health 2000

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