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Keeping your baby healthy takes teamwork. Speak to your doctor to find out more about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

What is RSV?

RSV is a very common virus. Almost all children get RSV at least once before they are 2 years old. 1,2

Is my baby at risk for a serious infection?

Children born prematurely or with certain lung or heart conditions have a higher risk for serious RSV illnesses. 2,3

How can I protect my child during RSV season?

Here are some simple ways to lower your baby’s risk for an RSV infection. 1

Ready to learn more?

Click below for helpful links to further reading on RSV and organisations that help parents and caregivers of children born prematurely.

  • 1. Jones A. RSV: when it’s more than just a cold. HealthyChildren.org. Updated November 4, 2019. Accessed June 22, 2020. https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/RSV-When-Its-More-Than-Just-a-Cold.aspx
  • 2. Piedimonte G, Perez MK. Respiratory syncytial virus infection and bronchiolitis. Pediatr Rev. 2014;35(12):519-530. doi:10.1542/pir.35-12-519 3. Goldstein M, Phillips R, DeVincenzo JP, et al. National Perinatal Association 2018 Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prevention Clinical Practice Guideline: an evidence-based interdisciplinary collaboration. Neonatology Today. 2017;12:1-27.

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