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Do people develop immunity to respiratory syncytial virus infection?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Improves over time

The rs virus is crafty, attaching to superficial cells in the respiratory tract like a wart on your skin.
Since it avoids the blood (like a flu) it doesn't trigger a full response of your immune system. Over multiple infections your body develops greated response and the infection tends to penetrate less deeply into the lungs until it is limited to your nose. Its likely you have a little every yr.

In brief: Improves over time

The rs virus is crafty, attaching to superficial cells in the respiratory tract like a wart on your skin.
Since it avoids the blood (like a flu) it doesn't trigger a full response of your immune system. Over multiple infections your body develops greated response and the infection tends to penetrate less deeply into the lungs until it is limited to your nose. Its likely you have a little every yr.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but...

Immune response (immunity) after RSV infection is short lived, therefore, reinfection with RSV throughout life is common.

In brief: Yes, but...

Immune response (immunity) after RSV infection is short lived, therefore, reinfection with RSV throughout life is common.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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