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I remember the first time I heard about RSV. I was pregnant with my first born. There was a very real commercial that made me open my eyes to how serious it is. My daughter was born in December, so preventing RSV was a high priority for me.
National RSV Awareness Month takes place every October as a time to educate parents about the signs and symptoms of RSV disease as well as prevention measures you can take.
RSV is a common, seasonal virus that typically occurs between November and March in the United States and is the leading cause of hospitalization for babies in their first year of life. The disease causes mild to moderate cold like symptoms and affects nearly 100% of babies by the age of 2.
- persistent coughing and wheezing
- rapid, difficult or gasping breaths
- bluish color around lips, mouths or fingernails