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is it really something to worry about relative to other viruses that can
present with moderate to severe symptoms, such as respiratory
syncytial virus (RSV)?
In a study we are releasing this week, Costa et al. (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2216) examined 434 children with respiratory symptoms and classified them by severity. They then tested for HRV and 8 other respiratory viruses
to determine HRV’s prevalence and whether it operates alone or with other viruses as a co-infection—especially if symptoms are moderate to severe.
The co-morbidities associated with HRV disease severity are well-worth reading about, so wash your hands, grab a tissue, and learn more about what HRV is and is-snot.