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What is RSV?

Respiratory Syncytial Virus is the major cause of infections of the breathing passages and lungs in infants and young children and affects almost every infant by age two. RSV typically occurs from fall to spring and is easily spread by sneezing, coughing and touching. It is the leading cause of bronchiolitis and can cause pneumonia, and in severe cases hospitalization. Infants born before 35 weeks or with certain types of heart or lung diseases are most at risk, and may be eligible for a series of Synagis vaccinations to protect high risk infants from serious lung complications. Please call our office any time an infant experiences the following RSV symptoms:

• Difficulty breathing, including wheezing and rapid breathing.
• Fingertips, face or lips turn bluish color.
• Signs of dehydration (dry mouth, no tears, reduced urine).
• Younger than 2 months with fever.

Posted: 8/6/2012 12:00:00 AM by Vickie Finney | with 0 comments

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