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RSV in Children

What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)?

RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild cold symptoms. Sometimes, RSV can lead to a more dangerous illness of bronchiolitis or pneumonia. Check out the resources below and always ask your pediatrician if you have questions in regards to your child’s care.

RSV spreads when a child comes into contact with fluid from an infected person’s nose or mouth. This can happen if a child touches a contaminated surface and touches his or her eyes, mouth, or nose.

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