Respiratory syncytial virus infection (Respiratory syncytial virus)

Clinical criteria
Any person presenting with a compatible clinical illness. Primary infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) manifests clinically as pneumonia, bronchiolitis, tracheobronchiolitis or upper respiratory tract infection (often accompanied by fever and otitis media). The infection is rarely asymptomatic.

Laboratory criteria
At least one of the following four:
- Isolation of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in tissue cell culture from respiratory secretions
- Identification of RSV RNA in respiratory specimens by RT-PCR or other nucleic acid testing technique
- Identification of RSV-specific viral antigen in respiratory specimens
- 4 fold or greater rise in RSV antibody titre in paired acute and convalescent sera

Epidemiological criteria

Case classification
A. Possible case
B. Probable case
C. Confirmed case
Any person meeting the clinical and laboratory criteria 

Current as of: 22 January 2019