News & Notes

Welcome to the News & Notes section of the WIND Study Website


Check in below for the latest news on respiratory health and for updates on the WIND Study– this is where you can read articles about bronchiolitis or look over our latest newsletter. Feel free to fill out our contact form and let us know if there are any topics you’d like to read more about.


Please keep in mind while reading that the websites and articles linked to below do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the WIND Study. News articles and excerpts from scientific literature are provided here simply to give you a snapshot of the current discourse on children’s respiratory health—they are items we hope you might find relevant and interesting to read! They are not in any way meant to sway or influence you; please remember always to consult your child’s primary care provider if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s health.


In the Literature: Different environments, different viruses

In a recent article published online by The Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers were interested in knowing whether inner-city children and suburban children had different viruses causing their respiratory infections. Interestingly enough, the researchers were not able to detect as many viruses responsible for the respiratory illnesses […]

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RSV Season by US Region, 2010-11

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is one of the leading causes of severe respiratory infections in children. Fortunately, RSV season can often be anticipated, due to yearly monitoring of RSV outbreaks in the US by the United States National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS). While the RSV […]

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Study Update

The WIND Study is gearing up to begin its second year of recruitment! Starting November first, we will start enrolling more children and families– and this year we’ll be recruiting from 10 more hospitals across the US. You can see the full list of participating hospitals here.

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In the Literature: Swabs

In an article published in Pediatrics in 2008, the authors compare the ability of nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) and nose-throat swabs (NTS) to identify respiratory viruses in children. Sound familiar? In the hospital an NPA was collected from your child, and we have asked you to collect a variety […]

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AAP Updates Recommendations for Seasonal Flu Vaccine

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations on the use of the seasonal flu vaccine for the 2012-13 flu season. You can read the policy statement here.

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Learn More About the Flu Vaccine

The 2012-13 flu season is fast approaching. You can read here about what the CDC has to say about seasonal influenza and the flu vaccine, as well as get answers to some commonly asked questions about the upcoming season.

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Extreme Heat

After an unusually warm winter, this summer followed suit with record-breaking heat. Curious to see which states were the hottest? Here’s a link to an interesting infographic from Climate Central.

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Newsletter Summer 2012

Here is our summer 2012 newsletter– the first of many to come to keep you updated, to give you some interesting facts about bronchiolitis, and to let you get to know us a little better. In this first issue, read about nasal swabs, Vitamin D, and get […]

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New Introductory Video

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