Human respiratory syncytial virus – at least some of you have heard of this tongue twister before – until winter 2022. Pediatricians in Germany reported an extremely high number of RSV cases in infants and small children, practices and clinics went up to their limits and beyond. RS viruses attack the lungs and airways and can cause severe symptoms. Vaccines against RS viruses are not yet available in this country - but there is news from the USA and England.
When there was talk of a serious epidemic in China in the news at the beginning of 2020, nobody could have guessed how lastingly SARS-Cov-2 would change the whole world. Since then, the corona virus, which can cause serious lung diseases, has determined large parts of people's public and private lives. Instead of soccer results, , incidence values, case numbers and ct values are topic number 1. The virus is now out of the focus of public perception disappeared; Thanks to hygiene rules, tests and vaccines, the danger has largely been averted. But scientists are certain: the corona virus will be with us for a long time.