RSV Virus


What is RSV?

What respiratory syncytial virus infection is

RSV stands for Respiratory syncytial virus infection, and it has similarities with a bad cold. The symptoms are the same, it is very common and also very contagious. By the age of 2, most kids have had it.

Don’t be alarmed about RSV. It is usually not much of a problem. However, it can lead to pneumonia and sometimes babies can be hit hard by RSV.

How RSV spreads

Since RSV is a virus, it causes an infection, like viruses often do. Similar to a cold virus, RSV attacks your nose, throat, eyed and even lungs. eyes, throat, and lungs. Like a cold, it spreads by sneezing, sharing drinks, etc.

There are in fact several different kinds of RSV, which means it is not likely that your body will ever become immune to it. Sometimes you can get it more than once, during the same season.

What the symptoms are

RSV usually means the same symptoms as a bad cold, which are:

  • A fever.
  • A stuffy or runny nose.
  • A sore throat.
  • An earache.
  • A cough.