What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)?

This year, emergency departments across the country are seeing an unusually early rise in very young and elderly patients with respiratory distress, often caused by respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. We asked UCSF Children’s Hospitals Benioff experts Steven Bin, MD, medical director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Ann Petru, MD, director of Infectious Diseases; Ted Ruel, […]

Fall Viruses Hit Hard As We Approach Holiday 2022

Viruses are making the rounds right now as we head into the holidays of 2022. Learn how you can keep your loved ones healthy and safe throughout the process. Photo: Getty Images. Influenza, RSV and COVID-19 infections are skyrocketing just as we are gearing up for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. “We are officially in […]

New insights into viral resistance revealed

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin may have discovered why some people are able to resist viral infections. The team analyzed the immune systems of women exposed to hepatitis C (HCV) through contaminated anti-D transfusions administered over 40 years ago in Ireland. Their study has implications from improving our fundamental understanding of viral resistance to the […]

Three viruses to watch out for this winter

November 03, 2022 00:00 Author: University of Utah Health Communications information in english Illnesses due to circulating respiratory viruses are increasing rapidly throughout the country. Prevention measures practiced at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic limited seasonal respiratory illnesses. Now that security measures are more relaxed, healthcare systems have seen an early start for some […]