Respiratory synctial virus

Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. Healthy people usually experience mild, cold-like symptoms and recover in a week or two. But RSV can be serious, especially ...1

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Symptoms of Respiratory synctial virus

Healthy people usually experience mild, cold-like symptoms and recover in a week or two. But RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. In fact, RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small ...2

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Complications of Respiratory synctial virus

RSV is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infections—including pneumonia and bronchiolitis—among young children worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year in the United States, RSV leads to an average of ...3

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Causes of Respiratory synctial virus

How it affects the lungs Once you become infected, the virus enters the respiratory system through the windpipe (trachea). The virus makes its way down to the smallest airways in the lungs (the bronchioles). The infection causes the bronchioles to ...4

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Causes List for Respiratory synctial virus

Some possible causes of Respiratory synctial virus or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Respiratory synctial virus

Types may include:6

    Types of Respiratory synctial virus:
    • Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Bovine
    • Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human
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Treatments: Respiratory synctial virus

Most otherwise healthy infants infected with RSV do not need to be hospitalized. In most cases, even among those who need to be hospitalized, hospitalization usually only lasts a few days, and full recovery from illness occurs in about 1 ...7

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Vaccinations for Respiratory synctial virus

Examples of LID accomplishments Both a licensed hepatitis A vaccine (Havrix) and monoclonal antibody to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (Synagis) were developed. ...Source: NIAID (NIH)8 ...

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Research for Respiratory synctial virus

How is NIAID addressing this critical topic? NIAID conducts and supports basic research on RSV to improve our understanding of the virus and how it causes disease, as well as factors in animals and humans that affect susceptibility to RSV ...9

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  1. Source: CDC: rsv/ 
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: NIAID (NIH): news-events/ rsv-pediatric-vaccine-candidate-shows-promise-early-clinical-trial
  4. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ bronchiolitis/ causes/ 
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  7. Source: CDC: rsv/ about/ symptoms.html
  8. Source: NIAID (NIH): research/ lab-infectious-diseases
  9. Source: NIAID (NIH): diseases-conditions/ respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv

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