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Imaging Technique Could Lead to RSV Vaccine

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A new imaging technique for studying the structure of a childhood disease, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), could provide scientists with the information they need to develop new antiviral drugs and perhaps even a vaccine to prevent severe infections.

By the time they’re two years old, most children have had RSV and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with underlying health conditions, it can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis—which can require hospitalization and have long-term consequences.

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