Respiratory Virus ‘Kills 100,000 Children Under Five’

Published June 13, 2022
by  Sanjeet Bagcchi

  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is common cause of infections such as pneumonia
  • Most cases and deaths in young children occur in lower-income countries
  • Passive immunization campaign urged for babies under six months 

As COVID-19 and monkeypox hog the limelight, new research sheds light on the devastating potential of another viral disease—the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)—that  kills more than 100,000 children a year worldwide.