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BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of respiratory tract infection (RTI) in young children. Registries provide opportunities to explore RSV epidemiology and burden. METHODS: We explored routinely collected hospital data on RSV in children aged < 5 years in 7 European countries. We compare RSV-associated admission rates, age, seasonality, and time trends between countries. RESULTS: We found similar age distributions of RSV-associated hospital admissions in each country, with the highest burden in children 

Original publication




Journal article


J Infect Dis

Publication Date





S599 - S605


Europe, RSV, hospital admissions, national registry data, respiratory syncytial virus, Child, Preschool, Europe, Female, Hospitalization, Hospitals, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Male, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human, Respiratory Tract Infections, Vaccination