Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Respiratory syncytial virus was discovered in 1956 and has since been recognized as one of the most common causes of childhood illness.
- Infectious and spread by direct contact or when coughing or sneezing.
- Transmitted by humans
- Caused by a pathogen
- No specific treatment for RSV
- Affects the lungs and respiratory areas
Symptoms and Signs
- Runny nose
- decrease in appetite
- breathing difficulties
Washing of hands and wiping hard surfaces can help control infection and spread of RSV. If you, or your child, have cold-like symptoms, do not interact with others. Avoid contact with any child who has been diagnosed without properly disinfecting beforehand.