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Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: December 2001
Last Revision Date: April 2002

Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is RSV?

Who can get RSV?

What are the symptoms of RSV?

Children under 3 years old

Children over 3 years old

Is RSV contagious?

How is RSV treated?

How long does RSV last?

How can RSV be prevented?

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers


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