Respiratory Syncytial Virus

By Camryn Rosson


Scientific name ;


Common name;

RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus)

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There is no cure for RSV

Time it lasts

RSV can last up to 2-8 days but symptpoms can last 3 weeks.

Way RSV spreads

  • A person with RSV sneezes, coughs, or blows their nose near you.
  • You touch, kiss, or shake hands with someone who is infected by the virus.
  • You touch your nose, eyes, or mouth after you have touched something contaminated by the virus, such as a toy or doorknob

Ages of victums

  • Premature infants
  • Infants with chronic lung disease
  • Infants whose immune system does not work well
  • Infants with certain forms of heart disease
  • Older people with multiple lung or breathing problems.
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There never has been a major outbreak but every year their are thousands of infants and a couple seniors die from it every year.


Scientists originally thin that RSV came from moneys.