Can RSV Lead to Pneumonia?

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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 also infects adults. For most children and adults, the symptoms of RSV are similar to a cold or flu, and they will recover in 1-2 weeks. However, for premature babies, infants and adults with heart and lung disease, babies and adults with a weak immune system, or older adults, SRV may lead to severe infection and cause pneumonia or bronchiolitis. So, RSV can cause pneumonia in some cases. Keywords: rsv pneumonia