Since the introduction of non-pharmacological interventions to control COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in Europe has been limited. Surveillance data for 17 countries showed delayed RSV epidemics in France (≥ 12 w) and Iceland (≥ 4 w) during the 2020/21 season. RSV cases (predominantly small children) in France and Iceland were older compared with previous seasons. We hypothesise that future RSV epidemic(s) could start outside the usual autumn/winter season and be larger than expected. Year-round surveillance of RSV is of critical importance. Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; RSV; Respiratory syncytial virus; epidemiology; surveillance data.
|Fræðitímarit||Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin|
|Útgáfustaða||Útgefið - nóv. 2021|
- COVID-19 pandemic
- Respiratory syncytial virus
- surveillance data
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human