What Are the Symptoms of RSV in Adults?

Q:
What are the symptoms of RSV in adults?

A:
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can cause infections in the lungs and respiratory tract. RSV is very common in children, but it can also infect adults. It is a contagious illness that spreads very fast.

If an adult gets infected, he may have following symptoms:

  • Headache.
  • Sore throat.
  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Congested or runny nose.
  • Wheezing (severe infection).
  • Rapid breathing or difficult breathing (severe infection).
  • Bluish color of the skin due to lack of oxygen (severe infection).

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