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Many families are touched by RSV.
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Quick facts about RSV
Symptoms of RSV infection may resemble those of a common cold in its initial stages.
RSV infections tend to happen from fall to spring in temperate climates such as Canada, but RSV season may vary by region. Ask your doctor.
The antibodies that help protect your baby from RSV infection are usually passed on late in pregnancy, so premature babies are more vulnerable to RSV infection.
Basic techniques like hand washing have been shown to help reduce the transmission of all kinds of infections, including RSV.
If your baby is considered to be at high risk for serious complications from an RSV infection, talk to your doctor.
Ask what you can do to help protect your baby, and what steps you should take if he/she develops any symptoms.