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Third-party-funded project

Title:
Epidemiological surveillance on the severity of acute infections due to Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) subtypes in outpatients from paediatric practices and inpatents from paediatric intensive care units in Bavaria

Project management at the University of Würzburg:

Participating scientists:

Abstract:
In 2010, a new RSV A subtype ON1 was described for the first time in Canada and shortly afterwards also in Germany. Preliminary data from Germany suggested an association of the new subtype with a higher disease severity. Within the frame of an IZKF project, consisting of an experimental part and a clinical / diagnostic approach, the epidemiology and disease severity of this new RSV subtype ON1 will be investigated.

The main purpose of the present clinical/diagnostic sub-study is to describe the evolutionary/epidemiological development of the new RSV A ON1 subtype in relation to its pathogenicity; a) retrospectively by analysis of already available data, and b) prospectively by RSV-surveillancestudies in pediatric clinics and practices over a period of 3 years.

Key words:
    RSV A ON1
    Acute Respiratory Diseases
    Severity
    Children

Projekt period: from 01.2014 to 03.2017

Funding institution:
Sonstige öffentliche Mittel ( Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Klinische Forschung des Universitätsklinikums Würzburg (IZKF), Deutschland )