Let's Know about The RSV
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Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, infection is a respiratory illness caused by a virus.
In the United States and other areas with similar climates, RSV infections generally occur during fall, winter, and spring.
RSV can survive for many hours on hard surfaces such as tables and crib rails. It typically lives on soft surfaces such as tissues and hands for shorter amounts of time.
when and How
RSV can spread when
An infected person coughs or sneezes You get virus droplets from a cough or sneeze in your eyes, nose, or mouth
You touch a surface that has the virus on it, like a doorknob, and then touch your face before washing your hands
You have direct contact with the virus, like kissing the face of a child with RSV
People of any age can get another RSV infection, but infections later in life are generally less severe. People at highest risk for severe disease include
Preventions From RSV
There are steps you can take to help prevent the spread of RSV. Specifically, if you have cold-like symptoms you should
"Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper shirt sleeve, not your hands"
"Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds"
"Avoid close contact, such as kissing, shaking hands, and sharing cups and eating utensils, with others"
"Clean frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs and mobile devices"
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