Can Adults Get Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)?

Q:
Can adults get respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?

A:
RSV refers to respiratory syncytial virus. It can cause infections in the lungs and respiratory tract. RSV is a common childhood illness, but the virus can also infect adults.

The common symptoms of RSV are very similar to common cold and flu, including runny nose, cough and fever. Normally, you can relieve the symptoms by self-care.

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