We all want healthy babies! Learn the ABC’s of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
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When you are a new parent there is so many things you need to learn about. I really wish babies came with a manual of instructions that tell what to do every day. Life would be so much easier. But reality is that parents need to learn on their own.
Some of the most difficult things for a parent is seeing their child sick. One very common disease for babies is the seasonal virus that affect almost 100% of babies by the time they reach their second birthday. It’s called RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus).
This virus is very common and unfortunately only 25% percent of Hispanic mothers know about it, this means that 75% of Hispanic mothers have never heard about it.
RSV typically leads to a mild respiratory infection (mild to moderate cold-like symptoms) but in some cases the virus can become extremely severe due to the baby’s underdeveloped lungs and immune system. (in preemies).
It is very important that parents learn about RSV and also that since there is no treatment for RSV disease. parents learn about prevention. Some of the ways to prevent your little one form getting the virus is following some basic steps
A is for Awareness
Learn about RSV
B is for Babies
C is for Contagious
RSV is very contagious and can be spread easily through touching, sneezing and coughing. The virus can live on the skin and surfaces for hours. Learn the symptoms of severe RSV disease and contact your child’s pediatrician immediately if your child exhibits one or more of the following:
Prevention is the key. Read and learn about RSV and make sure to talk to your pediatrician if you have any doubts. If you need more information you can visit www.RSVprotection.com
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