Airborne and Direct Contact Diseases - Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV)

RSV is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages.  Healthy people usually experience mild, cold-like symptoms, but RSV can be serious especially for infants and older adults.  Symptoms are similar to other respiratory infections and includes: runny nose, decreased appetite, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and fever.  In severe cases, infants may require oxygen treatment and help clearing the airways.  There is no specific treatment for RSV infection.