Preemies younger than 3 months with RSV have high ICU admission rates

Premature infants under the age of 3 months who had not received immunoprophylaxis had higher rates of ICU admission and mechanical ventilation for respiratory syncytial virus than those ages 3 months to 1 year, researchers reported at IDWeek 2016. Researchers said the youngest infants with severe RSV had ICU admission rates of 60% or higher in the first RSV season of the study and up to 40% in the second season.

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