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Respiratory syncytial virus: the green book, chapter 27a

Respiratory syncytial virus immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.

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Respiratory syncytial virus: the green book, chapter 27a

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Chapter 27a update patches

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an enveloped RNA virus that belongs to the Paramyxoviridae family within the Pneumovirus genus. The virus has a non-segmented, single stranded, negative sense genome that encodes 11 proteins.

Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 4 September 2015 + show all updates
  1. The chapter has been updated to provide clearer definitions of the groups in whom palivizumab use is advised. Revisions to the chapter also take into account the revised formulation of Synagis® as a solution for injection.
  2. First published.