Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

RSV cases surging earlier than in previous years

Cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are usually at their worst during the winter months. This year, however, has seen a marked increase of cases in the summer, leading to overcrowding in hospitals throughout the United ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Antibiotic use during pregnancy linked to childhood asthma

Around 4% of seven-year-olds in Norway have asthma. It is established that antibiotic use during pregnancy has been linked to asthma in children, but it has been unclear whether it is antibiotics or the infections that is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why SARS-CoV-2 replicates better in the upper respiratory tract

A team of researchers from the Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK) at the University of Bern and the Federal Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) have assessed virus growth and activation of the cellular defense ...

Pediatrics

Nirsevimab injection cuts RSV-linked infections in preemies

(HealthDay)—Nirsevimab prevents respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-associated lower respiratory tract infections in healthy preterm infants, while maternal RSV fusion (F) protein nanoparticle vaccination did not meet the ...

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