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Parents be aware of respiratory syncytial virus if you have a baby

Parents be aware of respiratory syncytial virus if you have a baby

Many younger children fall ill with a condition called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The RSV virus affects the lungs and associated breathing tubes in the childÂ’s chest causing the respiratory condition. The RSV virus tends to leave adults and older children with the feeling of a common cold. Symptoms such as headache, cough, sore throat [...]

November 12, 2012 More
All about the RSV virus

All about the RSV virus

What is the RSV virus? It is very contagious and mainly seems to affect younger children. The RSV virus causes bronchiolitis and pneumonia in young infants – usually those under the age of one; most children in the US are thought to have had a bout of RSV before they reach the age of three. [...]

November 12, 2012 More