Do You Know Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Children?

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Do you know respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children?

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can cause infections in the lungs and respiratory tract. RSV is very common in children by age 2, but it can also infect older children and adults.

For most children, RSV causes nothing more than a cold or flu. However, for premature babies, infants with heart or lung problems, children less than 1 year old, or children with weak immune systems, RSV can cause pneumonia or bronchiolitis, which even may threaten their lives.

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