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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Several hours: Rsv can survive on hard surfaces such as tables and crib rails for many hours. It also lives on soft surfaces such as tissues and hands for shorter am ... Read More

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
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49 years experience Pediatrics
Several hours: Rsv can persist on environmental surfaces for several hours and for about an hour on hands.
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Several hours: Rsv can survive on hard surfaces for several hours. Wiping hard surfaces with soap and water or disinfectants shortens the survival.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Several hours: Rsv infective material remains so for several hours on surfaces and at least 1/2 hour on hands or fingers. See aap red book, 28edp561.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Several hours: Usually survives longer on hard surfaces for several hours.
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Question? : I am not understanding your question here. Can you please restate and ask a question? Sorry your baby is sick, this is a tough one!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
RSV: It's respiratory syncytial virus. It can cause upper respiratory infection in adults and can cause brochiolitis or even pneumonia in young children.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
A virus: Respiratory syncitial virus---this is a common virus that is most prevalent in the spring and fall and usually affect children. It is of more concern ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Simple test: Rsv is the cause of common cold symptoms & in season will account for 70% of symptomatic cases. Its presence can be confirmed by testing the nasal or ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: Depending upon the type of infection (otitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, etc.), and the immune status of the patient the duration of illness can be hig ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Droplet or debris: The virus of RSV is in the airway secretions of symptomatic and asymptomatic carriers. It can be transmitted thru inhaled airborn droplets or debris r ... Read More
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