Revolutionising RSV prevention

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New vaccines and a long-acting antibody aim to protect older adults and babies from respiratory syncytial virus

It has been several decades since the monoclonal antibody Synagis (palivizumab) was approved as a preventative for severe disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection.

But it seems possible that, by the end of the summer, there will be three brand new therapies – including two vaccines and a long-acting antibody – approved for the prevention of RSV lower respiratory tract disease in Europe and the US.