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Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Treatment available

Inhaled ribavirin, an antiviral agent, can be used to treat severe cases of RSV in infants and children.
Palivizumab, an antibody, can be given to people at high risk for RSV to prevent infection.

In brief: Treatment available

Inhaled ribavirin, an antiviral agent, can be used to treat severe cases of RSV in infants and children.
Palivizumab, an antibody, can be given to people at high risk for RSV to prevent infection.
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Cure ?

This is a common cold virus.
There are preventative injections given to high risk premi's once a month during the RSV season.These are based on weight and run $2000/dose.For those that don't qualify, you get the illness and get through it. Since it doesn't enter the blood, only superficial lung linings, you do not become immune.There is no antibiotic to cure it & other treatments are poor at best.

In brief: Cure ?

This is a common cold virus.
There are preventative injections given to high risk premi's once a month during the RSV season.These are based on weight and run $2000/dose.For those that don't qualify, you get the illness and get through it. Since it doesn't enter the blood, only superficial lung linings, you do not become immune.There is no antibiotic to cure it & other treatments are poor at best.
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