Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
is a virus that causes infections in the lungs and respiratory tract
. It is contagious
and spreads quickly. SRV is very common in children, but it also infects adults.
In most cases, the RSV infection is not serious, it is nothing more than a cold. However, for premature babies, infants and adults with heart and lung disease or a weak immune system, or older adults
, the RSV may lead to severe infections.
The common symptoms of RSV include:
- Stuffy or runny nose.
- Dry cough.
- Sore throat.
- Mild headache.
- Low-grade fever.
In severe cases, the symptoms include:
- Severe cough.
- Bluish color of the skin.
- Rapid breathing or difficulty breathing.
The symptoms of severe infections in infants:
- Poor feeding.
- Unusual tiredness.
- Short, shallow and rapid breathing.
Keywords: rsv symptoms; respiratory syncytial virus symptoms; symptoms rsv