How Covid-19 changed winter viruses patterns

Posted on: Thu 2 Jun 2022

A study led by the University of Sydney shows how the pandemic has changed the normal patterns of winter viruses in Australia.  

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, is a key member of a group of regular winter viruses. 

Outbreaks of RSV were absent during the covid-19 control measures, but now new RSV strains are re-emerging and bringing new public health challenges. 

Dr John-Sebastian Eden, from the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, joins Tom Mann to discuss how winter viruses changed after the pandemic and what to expect from now regarding winter infections. 

Produced by David Bucio

Image by Mufid Majnun


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