Interseasonal RSV infections in Switzerland - rapid establishment of a clinician-led national reporting system (RSV EpiCH).

von Hammerstein, Alix L; Aebi, Christoph; Barbey, Florence; Berger, Christoph; Buettcher, Michael; Casaulta, Carmen; Egli, Adrian; Gebauer, Mathias; Guerra, Beatrice; Kahlert, Christian; Kellner, Eva; Kottanattu, Lisa; Opota, Onya; Mann, Christian; Meyer Sauteur, Patrick; Plebani, Margherita; Ritz, Nicole; Testi, Chiara; von Niederhäusern, Valentin; Wagner, Noemie; ... (2021). Interseasonal RSV infections in Switzerland - rapid establishment of a clinician-led national reporting system (RSV EpiCH). Swiss medical weekly, 151(w30057), w30057. EMH Media 10.4414/SMW.2021.w30057

[img]
Preview
Text
smw_151_w30057__1_.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA).

Download (934kB) | Preview

In anticipation of an interseasonal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) epidemic, a clinician-led reporting system was rapidly established to capture RSV infections in Swiss hospitals, starting in January 2021. Here, we present details of the reporting system and first results to June 2021. An unusual epidemiology was observed with an interseasonal surge of RSV infections associated with COVID-19-related non-pharmacological interventions. These data allowed real-time adjustment of RSV prophylaxis guidelines and consequently underscore the need for and continuation of systematic nationwide RSV surveillance.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine > Paediatric Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Aebi, Christoph and Agyeman, Philipp Kwame Abayie

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1424-3997

Publisher:

EMH Media

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christoph Aebi

Date Deposited:

29 Sep 2021 11:05

Last Modified:

03 Oct 2021 03:01

Publisher DOI:

10.4414/SMW.2021.w30057

PubMed ID:

34499459

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/159287

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/159287

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback