Awareness, prevention key to stopping spread of RSV
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs
Proper hand washing (washing hands in warm water and soap for 20 seconds or more), covering ones mouth when sneezing or coughing and not sharing utensils are some of the best ways to help prevent the spread of the respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. RSV is a common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of small airways in the lungs) and pneumonia in infants and young children, but it can cause respiratory illness in people of any age.
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