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My sob had RSV at 3 months and he had to be hospitalized. Can he get that virus again at a later age?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Will recur

Rsv is a bothersome virus that can recur to some degree every season.
It infests the surface layer of airways & doesn't enter the blood. That prevents a good immune response from forming. It tends to be a little less intense every cycle, eventually becoming a cold.Your older kid will get it again but it should not be as much trouble. Asthmatics can have significant trouble with this for many years.

In brief: Will recur

Rsv is a bothersome virus that can recur to some degree every season.
It infests the surface layer of airways & doesn't enter the blood. That prevents a good immune response from forming. It tends to be a little less intense every cycle, eventually becoming a cold.Your older kid will get it again but it should not be as much trouble. Asthmatics can have significant trouble with this for many years.
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