Respiratory syncytial virus seasonality in three epidemiological zones of Kenya

Erica Billig Rose, Bryan O Nyawanda, Patrick K Munywoki, Nickson Murunga, Godfrey M Bigogo, Nancy A Otieno, Clayton Onyango, Sandra S Chaves, Jennifer R Verani, Gideon O Emukule, Marc-Alain Widdowson, D James Nokes, Susan I Gerber, Gayle E Langley

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Abstract

Understanding respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) circulation patterns is necessary to guide the timing of limited-duration interventions such as vaccines. We describe RSV circulation over multiple seasons in three distinct counties of Kenya during 2006-2018. Kilifi and Siaya counties each had consistent but distinct RSV seasonality, lasting on average 18-22 weeks. Based on data from available years, RSV did not have a clear pattern of circulation in Nairobi. This information can help guide the timing of vaccines and immunoprophylaxis products that are under development.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInfluenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
ISSN1750-2640
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2020

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