Recent Publication: Respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization during pregnancy in four high-income countries, 2010-2016

Respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization during pregnancy in four high-income countries, 2010-2016. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2018. 67(12): pp. 1915-1918.

Regan A, Klein N, Langley G, Drews S, Buchan S, Ball S, Kwong J, Naleway A, Thompson M, Wyant B, Levy A, Chung H, Feldman B, Katz M, PREVENT group.

 

Abstract

Few studies have addressed respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection during pregnancy. Among 846 pregnant women hospitalized with respiratory illness and tested for RSV, 21 (2%) were RSV positive, of whom 8 (38%) were diagnosed with pneumonia. Despite study limitations, these data can help inform decisions about RSV prevention strategies.