About the study

RSV is a very common, highly contagious virus which causes infection of the respiratory tract in people of all ages. In the Rochester climate, symptoms usually develop during fall and winter. In many people, the disease is quite mild and can produce cold like symptoms. However, in very young children, older adults, and people with chronic diseases such as COPD, it can be very serious and result in hospitalization or death. There is currently no vaccine available to the general public to prevent this infection and antibiotics are not helpful as this infection is viral.

The study will last approximately 36 months with 10 visits to our office. Compensation is available for time and travel for those who qualify. Study related care is available to participants at no cost and health insurance is not required nor needed.


  • Over the age of 60 years old
  • No allergy to latex
  • Please note, other conditions may apply.