RSV(Respiratory syncytial virus)

For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.

what is RSV

RSV is a respiratory virus that typically causes mild symptoms resembling colds. Most people heal within one or two weeks. RSV is a serious illness for older adults and infants.


Patients who are infected with RSV typically show signs within four to six days of being infected.

1. Runny nose
2. Decrease in appetite
3. Coughing
4. Sneezing
5. Fever
6. Wheezing


Most RSV cases go away entirely alone within one or two weeks.

There isn't a specific treatment that can cure RSV infection.

However, researchers are working on developing antivirals and vaccines.

"Simple things such as washing your hands could prevent RSV infection in adults and children. Wash your hands, protect your family.."


Each year in the USA, RSV leads to appx:


hospitalizations- children

2.1 million

outpatient - children 



60k -12k

deaths - children

deaths - adults

hospitalizations- adults

"you can revive economy, but not a corpse."

John Nolan

RSV Transmission

When an infected person cough or sneezes.

You contact the virus directly.

You touch any surface with the virus.


wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Take steps to relieve symptoms

Manage fever and pain with over-the-counter fever reducers

Drink enough fluids.

Talk to your healthcare provider before giving non-prescription cold medicines.

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