A highly transmissible virus, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), spreads by droplets in the air following a cough or sneeze.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) urges citizens to follow the steps to stop the spread of the virus because October is a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) Awareness Month.
Respiratory infections, pneumonia, and bronchiolitis can causes by a deadly virus, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). It can be severe, even fatal, for some newborns and young children, needing hospitalization and intensive care.
Usually, Parents confuse the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for the common cold or flu. However, the Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is so different from the cold and flu.
Bronchiolitis is swelling of the tiny airways in the lungs. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the usual reason for children younger than one year old.
According to the CDC, symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
- Runny nose
- Struggling to breathe (breastbone sinks inside when breathing)
- Difficulty eating
Prevention Tips of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
- Wash hands regularly
- Avoid taking your baby into crowded areas.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and sanitize surfaces frequently, including toys
- Avoid contact with infected people.
- Don't smoke nearby your baby.
- Avoid close contact activities like kissing, handshakes, sharing cups and utensils.
- Clean regularly touched surfaces such as doorknobs, toys, and mobile devices.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns of a surge in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections across southern Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas. According to the Associated Press, Hospitals in the Midwest are also reporting a rise in cases.
While most cases may be controlled, bronchiolitis is seldom fatal. Every year around 3.5 million children are hospitalized worldwide, Out of which 5 percent of children lose their lives.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may be deadly for older grown-ups. If you have a newborn child or older grown-up in your supervision who has difficulty breathing, seek medical care instantly.
The hashtag #RSVAwareness will share stories and resources about RSV to aid parents, guardians, and health care providers in October.
Disclaimer: This article is not medical advice it is only for informational purposes. Please consult a doctor before making any decision that could impact your health.
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