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Each year, an estimated 33.1 million episodes of Respiratory Syncytial Virus associated to acute lower respiratory tract infections (RSV-LRTI) occur globally in children under five. In addition to acute morbidity and mortality, RSV-LRTI has long-term effects on children’s health. RSV-LRTI is associated with recurrent wheeze in the year following infection and with the development of childhood asthma, which in turn is a major risk factor of asthma in adulthood and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The burden of RSV-LRTI in infants age 0-5m is up to 10x higher in low- and middle-income countries, suggesting that post-RSV associated recurrent wheeze and asthma frequency may be higher too. We know little about the long-term effects of RSV infection in infants in developing healthcare systems.
|Date made available||28 Apr 2023|
|Temporal coverage||31 Aug 2019 - 31 Dec 2021|
|Geographical coverage||Sylhet, Bangladesh; Karachi and Matiari, Pakistan; Odisha, India|
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RESPIRE: Exploiting IT to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality from Asthma, COPD, Bacterial Pneumonia, Influenze and RSV in Low- and Middle- Income Countries
1/08/17 → 30/09/22