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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 SYMPTOMS Respiratory Disease: RSV (Respiratory Syntactical Virus) OCCURENCE Spreads through an infected person when they cough or sneezes into the air. Most common inchildren and infants before age 1. Virtually gets an RSV infectionby age 2. Occurs during the fall, winter, and spring RSV is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs, breathing passages and respiratory tract. CAUSES CLINICAL MANIFESTATION/DIAGNOSIS Usually begins 1-6 days after exposure. In young infants, irritability, decreased activity and breathing difficulties may be the only symptoms; do not need to be hospitalized unless severe. Visit your Healthcare provider so they can determine the severity of disease to see if you need to be hospitalized. - Signs of dehydration- Bad coughing/mucus- Trouble breathing- Thick nasal discharge - FeverCan cause bronchitis, croup and pneumonia. TREATMENTS Most cases are mild and require no specific treatment from doctors; Antibiotics aren't usedbecause it is a virus (antibiotics do not work against bacteria) medication may be given to help open airways.Sometimes it is seriousin infants so hospitalization may be needed.Some ways to help:- Provide plenty of fluids- Acetaminophen used to reduce fever- Antibiotics only usedto fight any bacterialcomplications like bacterial pneumonia CURE/ EXPERIMENTAL TRIALS No cure; there also are no specific experimental trials on RSV PREVENTION No vaccine exists for RSV, but there are somepractical ways such as:- Wash hands frequently- Avoid exposure- Keep things clean- Don't share food or drinks- Nothing to do with oral (kissing, etc.)- No smoking-Wash toys regularly Victoria VuPHS 6th
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