CHAMPS Data in Research: Global RSV-Related Infant Community Deaths
December 7, 2021
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of pediatric death, with >99% of mortality occurring in low- and lower middle-income countries. At least half of RSV-related deaths are estimated to occur in the community, but clinical characteristics of this group of children remain poorly characterized.
The RSV Global Online Mortality Database (RSV GOLD), a global registry of under-5 children who have died with RSV-related illness, describes clinical characteristics of children dying of RSV through global data sharing. RSV GOLD acts as a collaborative platform for global deaths, including community mortality studies described in this supplement. Utilizing CHAMPS data, RSV GOLD aimed to compare the age distribution of infant deaths <6 months occurring in the community with in-hospital.
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