What Are Signs of RSV in Infants?


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According to BabyCenter, RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, typically presents itself as cold-like symptoms, such as runny nose, minor cough or low fever, but can grow more serious. More serious signs are a more pronounced cough, labored breathing or wheezing.

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According to the American Lung Association, the only symptoms of RSV in infants may be irritability, decreased activity, and breathing difficulties.

WebMD shares that RSV is a very common and highly contagious virus that infects the respiratory tracts of most children before their second birthday. Usually the infection causes little more than a cold; however, it can grow into something more dangerous, such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia.

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