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A Review of Therapeutics in Clinical Development for Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Influenza in Children.

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Summary of "A Review of Therapeutics in Clinical Development for Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Influenza in Children."

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza are important viral pathogens worldwide. Children, in particular, bear considerable burdens of morbidity and mortality associated with these viruses. There are limited therapeutic options for children infected with RSV or influenza. This review focuses on therapeutics for RSV and influenza that are currently under clinical investigation.

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Name: Clinical therapeutics
ISSN: 1879-114X
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