What is RSV?

What is RSV?

If you have children, you have probably heard the term RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It is one of many viruses that can cause bronchiolitis (an infection of the bronchioles, the small breathing tubes of the lungs).  Annual epidemics take place during the winter and early spring. For some children, RSV may cause mild cold symptoms such as congestion and cough, other children may experience labored breathing and or wheezing.  For more information about signs and symptoms of RSV, what to expect, and when to call your pediatrician, please visit www.healthychildren.org.

 

 

 

 

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