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May older children and adults catch the respiratory syncytial virus (rsv)?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

RSV may be acquired at any age.
It is especially severe in its presentation among patients who are already ill. The elderly population is also vulnerable. To prevent the spread of RSV, good hand washing and wiping off surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes is helpful. PRMG/Pediatrics/CA

In brief: Yes

RSV may be acquired at any age.
It is especially severe in its presentation among patients who are already ill. The elderly population is also vulnerable. To prevent the spread of RSV, good hand washing and wiping off surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes is helpful. PRMG/Pediatrics/CA
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

In older children and adults, RSV tends to be a more mild infection than in infants.

In brief: Yes

In older children and adults, RSV tends to be a more mild infection than in infants.
Dr. Steven Neish
Dr. Steven Neish
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Older children and adults do catch RSV infection but do not develop same clinical manifestations frequently seen in infants, e.
g., shortness of breath or wheezing. However, RSV infection does exacerbate asthma in individuals who have had recurrent wheezing episodes.

In brief: Yes

Older children and adults do catch RSV infection but do not develop same clinical manifestations frequently seen in infants, e.
g., shortness of breath or wheezing. However, RSV infection does exacerbate asthma in individuals who have had recurrent wheezing episodes.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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