Strategies to Reduce the Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections in Children in Portugal: Results from the Focus Group RSV Think Tank

Authors

  • Manuel Ferreira-Magalhães Unidade de Pneumologia Pediátrica. Unidade Local de Saúde de Santo António. Porto; Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar. Porto; Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade do Porto. Porto. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9477-8822
  • Teresa Bandeira Unidade de Pneumologia Pediátrica. Unidade Local de Saúde de Santa Maria. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário Lisboa Norte. Lisboa; Centro Académico de Medicina de Lisboa (CAML). Lisboa. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6214-3117
  • Eduardo Costa NOVA School of Business and Economics. Universidade NOVA de Carcavelos. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4347-6338
  • Paula Guerra Associação Portuguesa de Apoio ao Bebé Prematuro. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Hugo Lopes IQVIA. Lisboa; Public Health Research Centre. Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Lisboa; Comprehensive Health Research Center (CHRC). Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Lisboa. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5808-9154
  • Maria Rosário Martins Instituto de Ciências da Saúde. Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Porto; Colégio da Especialidade de Enfermagem de Saúde Infantil e Pediátrica. Ordem dos Enfermeiros. Lisboa.
  • Ricardo Mexia Associação Nacional dos Médicos de Saúde Pública. Lisboa; Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar. Lisboa. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0511-7940
  • Teresa Tomé Genética Médica e Pediatria. Hospital dos Lusíadas. Lisboa.
  • Eduarda Silva MOAI Consulting. Lisboa.
  • Ana Rita Dias MOAI Consulting. Lisboa.

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https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.20620

Keywords:

Child, Portugal, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections/prevention and control

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Published

2024-04-01

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Ferreira-Magalhães M, Bandeira T, Costa E, Guerra P, Lopes H, Martins MR, Mexia R, Tomé T, Silva E, Dias AR. Strategies to Reduce the Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections in Children in Portugal: Results from the Focus Group RSV Think Tank. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];37(4):243-6. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/20620

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