About RSV

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in infants and children worldwide, resulting in a high number of hospitalizations. Most infants are infected before age one, and virtually everyone contracts an RSV infection by age two. RSV infections are responsible each year for a similar number of deaths as the flu in children up to age 14, as well as in the elderly population. It is estimated that more than 64 million people are infected globally each year, yet unlike the flu, there is no vaccine to prevent RSV, presenting a large unmet medical need and market opportunity.