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