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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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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