RSV is a contagious virus that can affect a persons lungs and breathing passages. Most children will catch RSV by the time they are 2. RSV spreads rapidly among children and can last for anywhere from 1-2 weeks. After recovery children are usually still contagious for up to 3 weeks. RSV virus is around all year but usually picks up in the fall, peaks during the winter and begins to slow down in the spring. Click here to see some of the early warning signs and symptoms.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your baby and ask others to do the same.
- Don’t let anyone smoke in your home, or near your baby.
- Wash your baby’s toys, clothes, and bedding often.
- Keep your baby away from:
Finally don’t forget to eat right, drink plenty of water, take your vitamins and get plenty of rest. If you follow all of these suggestions you should have a much more pleasant winter. And be sure to print this infographic below, share it with your friends and further spread awareness for RSV Prevention.