Burden of disease - The economic and societal impact of acute respiratory viruses
The shocking numbers of babies and children who die, or who are in need of care, coupled with the rising number of undiagnosed older adults put a significant burden from RSV on health systems. The risk of severe RSV illness can be mitigated and thus there is an urgency for increasing awareness of the impact of RSV.
Listen to Colin Russell, ESWI Board Member and Professor of Applied Evolutionary Biology, Elizabeth Kuiper, Head of the Social Europe and Well-being programme at the European Policy Centre and George Valiotis, Executive Director of the European Health Management Association expertly untangle the economic and societal impact of acute respiratory viruses with a focus on RSV. They cover everything from air pollution, deep-rooted health inequalities, need for data and surveillance, immunisation programmes, health management to the newly established EU Health Union.