What is RSV in babies?
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, commonly referred to as RSV, is a respiratory virus that causes cold-like symptoms in the typical healthy adult, which can last on average for one week. However, RSV in the elderly, babies and young children can cause infections which pose a serious risk to their health.
RSV can lead to bronchitis and pneumonia, which causes difficulty breathing and can be fatal. Infants are classified as high-risk due to their immune systems being not yet fully developed; therefore, they are unable to fight off the virus and recover quickly.
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