Epidemiology of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (Rsv-Lrti) In Children in Developing Countries
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr Sirintip Sricharoenchai
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit Department of Pediatrics
Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University
2 Prannok Road, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 16, 2016; Accepted Date: April 09, 2016; Published Date: April 16, 2016
Citation: Sricharoenchai S, Palla E, Pasini FL, Sanicas M (2016) Epidemiology of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (Rsv-Lrti) In Children in Developing Countries. J Trop Dis 4:212. doi:10.4172/2329-891X.1000212
Copyright: © 2016 Sricharoenchai S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The global estimate in 2005 indicate that at least 33.8 million episodes of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) associated acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) occurred worldwide in children younger than 5 years and most of these deaths occurred in developing countries. The review aimed to analyze published epidemiological data on RSV lower respiratory tract infection in young children in developing countries to ascertain the burden of the disease for evidence-based public health priorities. Articles in English published between 2002 and 2014 were identified through literature searches in PubMed, Web of knowledge, and Embase. The incidence of RSV-LRTI in Asian.