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Viral Pneumonia . Viral Pneumonia.  Caused by bacteria or several viruses Respiratory Syncytial Virus . Discovery. 1956- Morris and associates isolated RSV from chimpanzees with URT infections. RSV Structure/Genetic Material. Transmittance. Outbreaks occur seasonally (November to May)

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Viral pneumonia1
Viral Pneumonia

  •  Caused by bacteria or several viruses

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus 


Discovery
Discovery

  • 1956- Morris and associates isolated RSV from chimpanzees with URT infections



Transmittance
Transmittance

  • Outbreaks occur seasonally (November to May)

  • transmitted via large droplets, through formites and hands

  • survive on surfaces for up to six hours


Who it affects
Who it affects?

  • 75,000 to 125,000 infants are hospitalized each year in the US because of RSV infection

  • nearly all infants will have been infected by age 2-3

  • 60% of infants will be infected each season


Symptoms
Symptoms

  • RSV is a common cause of pneumonia which leads to cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty in breathing


Prevention treatment
Prevention/Treatment

  • No vaccine

  • Wash hands/ wear protective clothing

  • Ribavirin

  • Fluids, oxygen, humidification of air, respiratory support

  • Nearly 80% of all cases cured without hospitalization


Websites used
Websites Used

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_respiratory_syncytial_virus

  • http://pathmicro.med.sc.edu/virol/para-rsv-aden.htm

  • http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1519-38292007000100003

  • http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/971488-overview


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