This prospective study compared the clinical and socio-economic impact of laboratory-confirmed influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection on healthy children and their families. Among 1520 otherwise healthy children aged < 15 years attending the Emergency Department for acute conditions other than trauma, influenza viruses and RSV were found in 234 (15.4%) and 116 (7.6%; p < 0.0001) patients, respectively. The fact that influenza has a similar global clinical impact on the community to that of RSV infection, but represents a greater socio-economic burden, may contribute to broadening the acceptance of influenza vaccination.
|Titolo:||Clinical and socio-economic impact of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection on healthy children and their household|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1469-0691.2005.01270.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|