Talk:Human respiratory syncytial virus

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UQ research heralds vaccine technology breakthrough[edit]

This vaccine [1] may differ from the one mentioned in the Wikipedia article. Brian Pearson 03:55, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Treatment section too technical[edit]

The treatment section needs to be rephrased in less technical language.--Srleffler 17:10, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Treatment section has more basic problem[edit]

I disagree that the Treatment section is too technical. It has a more basic problem. Only the first two sentences are about treatment. (as of this date) The sentence beginning "Amino acid sequences 200-225 and ..." and everything following is about a particular, very specialized, bit of research on RSV, not about treatment. It should be removed, or moved to a research section. --7802mark (talk) 15:17, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

RSV Season[edit]

When is RSV season? Perhaps we can clarify this for more depth on virus prevention. Strictly Business (talk) 16:43, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Free images available[edit]

There's a set of free CT images here (under creative commons). I just don't have time to upload them right now. If you'd like to upload them but don't know how, I can help, drop me a note. delldot talk 02:00, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Is vaccine research history available?[edit]

A "spectacular" failure for vaccine development sounds like there might be an interesting story behind it. Are any sources available that discuss the history of the vaccine in detail? (talk) 00:26, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

There's a lot of current RSV vaccine news lately that could be covered here, see (talk) 21:08, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Ribavirin confers no benefit?[edit]

If Ribavirin confers no benefit, why is it FDA approved to treat RSV infections in children, under the name Virazole? There may be an explanation, but it'd be nice if the article covered it... Mordac (talk) 10:18, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Treatment Section[edit]

The treatment section needs a lot of work. It's not true that no treatment for bronchiolitis works, just that the evidence is still not clear. In fact, there has been a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine that showed that dexamethasone and epinephrine administered together reduced the probability of a child with bronchiolitis requiring admission to hospital. As well, there is some good evidence that epinephrine will provide a short-term alleviation of symptoms.

However, the more fundamental issue is whether this section should discuss the treatment of the symptoms of bronchiolitis or whether it should just focus on treatments that may shorten the course of RSV infection. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:49, 7 January 2010 (UTC)


Lancet. 2010 May 1;375(9725):1545-55. Review. PMID 20399493 LeadSongDog come howl! 07:09, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

RSV may cause asthma[edit] -- To quote:

Viral infections in newborns "cripple" part of the immune system and increase the risk of asthma later in life, US researchers studying mice have said.

They showed infections by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) stripped immune cells of their ability to calm down inflammation in the lung's airways.

They say their findings, published in the journal Nature Medicine (, will help develop ways of preventing asthma.drh (talk) 11:26, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

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The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Human respiratory syncytial virus/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Spectacular Failure link is a dead link. 01:02, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 01:02, 12 September 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 18:27, 29 April 2016 (UTC)


doi:10.1128/CMR.00010-16 JFW | T@lk 23:44, 21 December 2016 (UTC)