The New England Journal of Medicine published research results on Aug. 21 from a clinical trial of a drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
A study published by JAMA Pediatrics – a leading, peer-reviewed journal of the American Medical Association – found that Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) reduces preventable death among both low-income mothers and their first-born children living in disadvantaged, urban neighborhoods.
The enterovirus strain known as EV-68 has been widely reported in the news lately, as the respiratory virus is hospitalizing hundreds of children throughout the Midwest. What is the virus and has it affected our area? John DeVincenzo, MD, medical director of Le Bonheur’s Molecular Diagnostics and Virology Laboratories and respiratory virus researcher and pediatric infectious disease specialist, answered questions today regarding the virus.