Understanding the epidemiology of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the most common cause of respiratory infections in infants and young children. While RSV presents a significant health and economic burden both in Australia and internationally, its epidemiology is currently not well understood. This project will use mathematical modelling to improve our understanding of the drivers of RSV transmission, and the seasonal factors that influence its spread. Building on these findings, we will use models to assess the likely impact of maternal RSV vaccination in reducing hospitalisation in infants.