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Inner City Infants Have Different Patterns of Viral Respiratory Illness than Infants in the Suburbs

26 September 2012

Children living in low-income urban areas appear especially prone to developing asthma, possibly related to infections they acquire early in life. In a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, available online, researchers from the University of Wisconsin in Madison investigated viral respiratory illnesses and their possible role in the development of asthma in urban versus suburban babies. The differences in viral illness patterns they found provide insights that could help guide the development of new asthma treatments in children.

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Read the paper Comparison of the Etiology of Viral Respiratory Illnesses in Inner-City and Suburban Infants

Read the editorial Deciphering the Importance of Host and Environmental Factors that Influence the Genesis of Asthma During Childhood