From the USA: Disease Severity Similar for RSV as Unvaccinated COVID-19, Influenza

Disease severity is similar for patients hospitalized with respiratory syncytial disease (RSV) and unvaccinated adults with COVID-19 or influenza, according to a study published online April 4 in JAMA Network Open.

Diya Surie, M.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues examined disease severity among adults hospitalized with RSV and compared it to the severity of COVID-19 and influenza disease in a cohort study. A total of 7,998 adults admitted to the hospital with acute respiratory illness and laboratory-confirmed RSV, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or influenza infection (6.1, 80.3, and 13.7 percent, respectively) were prospectively enrolled from 25 hospitals between Feb. 1, 2022, and May 31, 2023.

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