Fast Five Quiz: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


November 08, 2022

A recent study estimated that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes 1 in 50 deaths among children younger than 5 years and 1 in 28 deaths in those younger than 6 months globally. The same research indicates that RSV is responsible for approximately 3.6 million hospital admissions worldwide each year. During "flu season," which varies by climate and between the northern and southern hemispheres, infections tend to spike. Given concerns about RSV during the ongoing COVID pandemic, knowledge of key clinical aspects is crucial. How much do you know about this infection? Test yourself with this quick quiz.


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