respiratory syncytial virus

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a paramyxovirus that forms syncytia in tissue culture and that is responsible for severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiolitis and bronchial pneumonia (especially in children)

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Particularly common during cold winter months, the RS virus can also cause symptoms similar to that of the common cold in adults.
Fuchimoto noted that the research team also found that humulone alleviated inflammation caused by infection from the RS virus.
"He has got an RS virus which is dangerous when you are a kid.
While the RS virus usually becomes epidemic in winter, cases have been rising since around June at the fastest pace since 2004, when relevant data became available, the institute said, based on reports from 3,000 pediatric institutions nationwide.
An epediomiologic study of altered clinical reactivity to respiratory syncytial (RS) virus infection in children previously vaccinated with an inactivated RS virus vaccine.