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How does respiratory syncytial virus infection spread?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Droplet / debris

Rsv can pass thru inhalation of droplets of infected material from a case, or exposure to infected material on hands or surfaces.
It can live for 1/2 hr on hands & hours on surfaces. Touching your face or eyes with tainted hands can expose you.

In brief: Droplet / debris

Rsv can pass thru inhalation of droplets of infected material from a case, or exposure to infected material on hands or surfaces.
It can live for 1/2 hr on hands & hours on surfaces. Touching your face or eyes with tainted hands can expose you.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Contact or inhaling

Rsv spreads when you come in contact with virus laden secretions from an infected person.
This can happen either by inhaling the droplets coughed or sneezed out by infected person or by coming in contact with surfaces where these secretions may have settled. Frequent handwashing, wiping of surfaces, avoiding sharing of objects & close contact with infected persons are best preventive strategies.

In brief: Contact or inhaling

Rsv spreads when you come in contact with virus laden secretions from an infected person.
This can happen either by inhaling the droplets coughed or sneezed out by infected person or by coming in contact with surfaces where these secretions may have settled. Frequent handwashing, wiping of surfaces, avoiding sharing of objects & close contact with infected persons are best preventive strategies.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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