What Does RSV Infection Mean?

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RSV infection means the virus causes infections in the lungs and respiratory tract. It is contagious and spreads quickly. The virus can spread through the air or direct contact, and it can enter the body through the eyes, nose or mouth. RSV is a common childhood illness, especially in children by age 2, but it also infects adults. Fortunately, most cases of RSV infection are not serious, and people will recover in 1-2 weeks. However, for premature babies, infants and adults with heart and lung disease or a weak immune system, or older adults, RSV infection can be quite severe and even life-threatening. Keywords: rsv infection