Due to this virus, infections are caused in the lungs and breathing channels, causing severe respiratory problems in small children. The infection may lead to common cold, bronchiolitis and pneumonia. Although young children are more likely to be severely affected by this, adults too may be vulnerable to it. Factors that heighten the possibility of contracting the infection are: residing in crowded and packed areas, or coming near tobacco smoke. If a person, who has the infection coughs, sneezes or contaminates an object or a place, the infection is likely to be passed on to others. After four to five days of being exposed to the virus, the symptoms start to show themselves.
HOW IS RSV DIAGNOSED?
In case the RSV infection is mild, it may heal without major treatment.