Special Issue "Global Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus"

A special issue of Infectious Disease Reports (ISSN 2036-7449). This special issue belongs to the section "Viral Infections".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 180

Special Issue Editor

Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Interests: RSV; mathematical modelling; cost-effectiveness analysis; epidemiology; vaccine impact; immunology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a suite of promising new RSV prophylactics come to market, policymakers need to be able to accurately evaluate the impact of these products in order to determine what intervention programs are cost-effective. Having reliable estimates for the disease burden of RSV across a study population is therefore essential in ensuring the impact of these potential programs is accurately evaluated. However, estimating the global burden of RSV can be difficult, as many cases and deaths occur outside of a clinical interface and in places with limited access to molecular testing. Consequently, there is an ongoing global effort to better understand the disease burden of RSV, particularly in LMICs.

This Special Issue of Infectious Disease Reports will shine light on important epidemiological studies which estimate the disease burden of RSV at national, regional, and local levels across the globe. This includes prospective and retrospective cohort studies, case-control studies, and cross-sectional studies. We are particularly interested in measures of severe disease burden (including hospitalizations and deaths) in LMICs, and the impact infant infections have on their carers. Original research articles, reviews, and short reports are welcome for submission.

Dr. David Hodgson
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • RSV
  • disease burden
  • LMICs
  • indirect effects
  • longitudinal studies
  • retrospective studies
  • vaccine impact

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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