The RSV Research Group has the vision to combine clinical and basic research to decrease the global burden of RSV infection. Our mission is to improve knowledge of RSV epidemiology, and to develop safe and effective therapeutic and preventive interventions. The RSV Research Group consists of clinician scientists and lab researchers focusing on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of RSV bronchiolitis. RSV infections cause a major burden for patients, their parents and society. RSV infection is the second most frequent cause of death during infancy, only malaria is associated with higher mortality.