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RSV virus causes respiratory problems and can lead to serious complications

RSV virus causes respiratory problems and can lead to serious complications

The transmission of the virus happens from child to child through direct contact and secretions of the nose, mouth or droplets of saliva.

Symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus infection usually appear about four to six days after exposure to the virus. In adults and older children, RSV usually causes congestion or runny nose, dry cough, low fever, sore throat, mild headache.

In severe cases, respiratory syncytial virus can lead to respiratory tract disease Signs and symptoms may include fever, severe cough, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, or shortness of breath.

The signs and symptoms may include fever, severe cough, shortness of breath, or shortness of breath. Babies are most affected by RSV They may show cracks in the thoracic muscles and the skin of the ribs, indicating that they have difficulty breathing.

How to act in case of RSV

The most important is to monitor the child's fever and seek a doctor in case of fever and difficulty breathing. It is also important to provide water as a way to avoid dehydration. Also try to keep the child upright to facilitate breathing.

Prevention

There is no vaccine for the respiratory syncytial virus. But common sense precautions can help prevent the spread of this infection:

Avoid exposure. Limit your baby's contact with people who have a fever or a cold. This is especially important in premature babies and in all children in the first two months of life.

Wash your hands often. Do this particularly before touching your baby, and teach your children the importance of washing their hands

Avoid exposure. Limit your baby's contact with people who have a fever or a cold. This is especially important in premature babies and in all children


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