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How to Prevent RSV in Infants & Young Children, According to Experts

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RSV infection can become serious in infants and young children, but there are ways to protect against severe illness. Image for illustration purposes
RSV infection can become serious in infants and young children, but there are ways to protect against severe illness. Image for illustration purposes
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  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that may cause severe symptoms in infants, young children, and even older adults. 
  • RSV is the most common cause of infant hospitalizations in high-income countries. 
  • In 2019, about 1.4 million infants ages 0–6 months globally were hospitalized for episodes of RSV-associated acute lower respiratory infection. 
  • RSV infection can become serious, but there are ways to protect infants and young children from severe illness.

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) commonly presents with cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose and cough.

Follow the link below to Medical News Today to read the full story:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/rsv-prevention-infants-young-children

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Information Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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