are meteorological parameters associated with acute respiratory tract infections?information on the onset of epidemics of acute respiratory tract infections (aris) is useful in timing preventive strategies (eg, the passive immunization of high-risk infants against respiratory syncytial virus [rsv]). aiming at better predictions of the seasonal activity of ari pathogens, we investigated the influence of climate on hospitalizations for aris.200919663691
rsv-prevention in children guided by a web-based early warning system.passive immunization with palivizumab is expensive and requires considerable logistic effort. so far 5 monthly injections from november to march are recommended. the rsv season onset and its duration, however, shows considerable variation. in many countries on the northern hemisphere a dual rhythm is described.200515770573
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