Parent of a child with RSV: the impact on families, how to move forward

Thomas, Rachael (2024) Parent of a child with RSV: the impact on families, how to move forward. In: 8th Respiratory Syncytial Virus Global Conference (RSVVW’24), 13-16 February 2024, Mumbai, India. (Unpublished)

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Rachael Thomas presents and takes part in a panel discussion at this global conference, organised by the ReSViNET Foundation, on Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a viral infection of the lungs. In the UK over 80% of children are likely to be infected before the age of two. For many it is mild, but it can be severe, and ultimately fatal (UK Health Security Agency, 2021). In 2010 Rachael’s son Alexander contracted the virus and lost his life at just 13 weeks old. Rachael is the UK representative for the patient advisory board and seeks to raise awareness of RSV.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership > Policing and Criminology
Additional Information: Rachael Thomas, member of the ReSViNET Patient Advisory Board and Lecturer in Policing Apprenticeships, University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2024 21:15
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2024 12:15


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