In young children under the age of 2 years, RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia. Indeed, it’s estimated that up to 90% of childhood bronchiolitis is caused by RSV. More than half of all children will be infected by their first birthday, and by two years of age essentially all children have experienced RSV infection. Patients with underlying conditions can develop serious complications.
Each year, more than 120,000 infants in the US are hospitalized for RSV
In the elderly, RSV is a significant cause of morbidity. Epidemiological evidence indicates the impact of RSV in older adults may be similar to non-pandemic influenza.
RSV accounts for up to 14,000 deaths in people over 65 years in the US every year