Revista de tratamiento y enfermedades pulmonares

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): Understanding the Highly Contagious Respiratory Infection


Barney Buchholz

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a highly contagious respiratory infection that primarily affects infants and young children, although it can also impact adults, especially those with weakened immune systems. The virus spreads through close contact with an infected person and the symptoms range from mild to severe, including cough, runny nose, fever and wheezing. RSV is a significant cause of respiratory illness worldwide, leading to hospitalizations and even deaths in severe cases. Understanding the transmission, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of RSV is crucial for preventing and managing the spread of this infection.

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