Respiratory viruses: new challenges for old enemies
The recent Sars-Cov2 pandemic has brought back to the attention of the scientific community the issue of respiratory viruses. In both the adult and pediatric population, respiratory viruses still represent an important cause of morbidity and mortality, representing the third leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age worldwide.
In this review we report the latest epidemiologic and clinical updates regarding respiratory viruses with a particular focus on the most important among them in pediatrics such as respiratory syncytial virus, rhinoviruses, enteroviruses, and adenoviruses, highlighting how and why the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the epidemiological panorama of respiratory viruses globally.
Respiratory viruses represent an important cause of morbidity and mortality. COVID-19 pandemic has changed the epidemiological panorama of respiratory viruses globally.
Received: Feb 21, 2023
Accepted: Apr 7, 2023