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RSV, the “respiratory syncytial virus”, is the virus at the origin of a very common respiratory infection in infants; however, it can occur at any age.  

RSV infection in Belgium

The sentinel network of laboratories of Sciensano diagnose on average over 7,000 cases of RSV infection each year. 

You can find the weekly RSV monitoring bulletins on Epistat.

RSV infection in the world:

  • 64 million cases per year 
  • 160,000 deaths per year

Sciensano centralises and analyses all data provided by the different partners (network of sentinel laboratories and the National Reference Centre) and in this way is able to follow up the evolution of RSV infections.

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