Respiratory Syncytial Virus, also known as RSV, is a very common respiratory virus that is most prevalent from November to March. However, an early surge in infection rates has raised some concern, particularly among parents of young children.
While symptoms caused by RSV are usually mild and resolve on their own, a small percentage of infants and young children can develop more severe symptoms. Parents of young children should remain particularly vigilant this fall and winter and watch out for any signs of breathing difficulty.
Please read below for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about RSV. For more information, please visit the CDC website. And remember, always consult your primary care provider or your child’s pediatrician with any further questions you may have.