National RSV Weekly Bulletin

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NATIONAL WEEKLY RSV BULLETIN OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

week 8 of 2024 (19.02.24 - 25.02.24)

Non-sentinel surveillance data were received from 21 cities (Belgorod, Birobidzhan, Vologda, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Kursk, Lipetsk, Moscow, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Petrozavodsk, St. Petersburg, Tula, Khabarovsk, Chelyabinsk) located in 6 Federal Districts. A total of 6426 patients with ARVI were tested by PCR for RSV, of which 274 (4.3%) were positive. This included 144 (21.6%) cases aged 0-2 years, 60 (12.1%) cases aged 3-6 years, 22 (4.1%) cases aged 7-14 years and 48 (1.0%) cases aged 15 years and older.

Fig.1. RT-PCR detections of RSV virus by age group and week in Russian cities
Number of positivesFig.1. RT-PCR detections of RSV virus by age group and week in Russian cities% positive

Week

  • 0-20-2
  • 3-63-6
  • 7-147-14
  • 15+15+
  • % positive% positive

PCR testing data for RSV from week 40 of 2023 to week 08 of 2024 showed a total 88985 patients were investigated, including 11730 children aged 0-2 years, 7789 children aged 3-6 years, 11441 children aged 7-14 years and 58025 patients aged 15 years or older. RSV as a cause of acute respiratory infection was more commonly detected among children aged 0-2 years.

The cumulative detection rate among children aged 0-2 years from week 40 of 2023 to week 08 of 2024 was 8.2%. Among children aged 3-6 years, the detection rate was 4.0%, among children aged 7-14 years - 1.7%. The RSV detection rate among patients aged 15 years or older was 0.4%.

Fig. 2. Cumulative number and percentage of patients positive for RSV by age group in Russian cities, week 40 of 2023 to week 8 of 2024
Number of positivesFig. 2. Cumulative number and percentage of patients positive for RSV by age group in Russian cities, week 40 of 2023 to week 8 of 2024% positive

Age groups

  • Number of positivesNumber of positives
  • % positive% positive

In the period from week 40 of 2023 to week 08 of 2024, RSV was detected in all weeks except week 40. The average RSV detection rate was approximately 1.9%. The highest weekly detection rate of approximately 5.3% was reported on week 07 2024.

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