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Do many parents have a baby or child that had RSV but were not hospitalized for it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Since RSV is the main cause of the common cold in season, (>60%) most infants and older kids do well with it.
The RSV label became common after simple lab tests were developed to confirm the illness from nasal secretions. A fraction of kids, mostly under 16 lbs can end up with deeper infections and hospital care. Kids will generally get this repeatedly through life,it doesn't stimulate immunity

In brief: Yes

Since RSV is the main cause of the common cold in season, (>60%) most infants and older kids do well with it.
The RSV label became common after simple lab tests were developed to confirm the illness from nasal secretions. A fraction of kids, mostly under 16 lbs can end up with deeper infections and hospital care. Kids will generally get this repeatedly through life,it doesn't stimulate immunity
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Patrick Hieber
Pediatrics

In brief: RSV

Yes. The vast majority of infants with RSV can be treated at home.
Premature infants, paticularly those born < 32 weekks gestation are a great risk for severe illness requiring hospitalization.

In brief: RSV

Yes. The vast majority of infants with RSV can be treated at home.
Premature infants, paticularly those born < 32 weekks gestation are a great risk for severe illness requiring hospitalization.
Dr. Patrick Hieber
Dr. Patrick Hieber
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