- RSV is a respiratory virus affecting about 64 million people around the world each year.
- While RSV symptoms may only feel like a common cold to adults and older children, it can be much more serious in older adults, babies, and young children.
- About 1.4 million children ages 0 to 6 months are hospitalized from RSV each year.
- The CDC and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists both recommend pregnant people receive an RSV vaccine to help immunize their babies from the disease before they are born.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a respiratory virus causing infection in the lungs, nose, and throat.
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