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Asthma, a respiratory disease whose prevalence skyrocketed in the latter part of the 20th century, is believed to have a genetic component, and environmental triggers—including pollution and pests— are also blamed. Now a common infant virus—respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)—is being fingered as a possible cause.
Babies born in autumn, about four months before RSV's peak season, are 30 percent more likely to develop asthma by the time they're five than kids who are older and have stronger immune systems when RSV is in high circulation, according to research in this week's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
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