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Dear NP,

The community has noticed an uptick in RSV cases. It may be helpful to talk about RSV, what it is, how it is treated and how it affects certain age groups more severely than others.

Dear Reader,

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a respiratory illness that usually causes mild cold-like symptoms. Infections usually clear up in a week or two, but in infants and older adults, RSV can be severe. In these age groups, conditions like bronchiolitis (inflammation in the small airways) or pneumonia can cause complications. Infants under one year old are at the highest risk for complicatio...

 
 
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