How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital
SUNDAY, Nov. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Is your baby's stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious?
It could be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of infant hospitalization in the United States, experts say.
RSV causes symptoms similar to those of other viruses, including stuffy or runny nose, fever, coughing, sneezing, loss of appetite and irritability. For most little ones, RSV isn't serious.
But it is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children under age 1. Each year, more than 140,000 babies and young children in the United States are hospitalized because of RSV.Full Article