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National RSV Awareness Month started this month in October. RSV is also known as Syncytial Virus. November thru March is typically when infants up to age two commonly will get a common cold or flu virus. RSV is the leading cause where your little ones become hospitalized so lets make sure our children stay warm during these crucial months and keep their lungs strong and healthy.
Do you know how to protect their little lungs from this season’s biggest threat?
- 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.
- Visit http://bit.ly/2bvRxSm to learn more about RSV disease and how to help keep your child healthy this RSV season! #LittleLungs #RSVAwarenessMonth
Severe RSV disease can cause up to 125,000 infant hospitalizations and around 200 infant deaths in the US each year. Some of the signs you should look out for and never ignore are trouble breathing or rapid breathing, continual coughing and or wheezing, fever at 100.4 or higher and blue like color around mouth and or fingertips.
Children born premature are more likely to get RSV because they are more prone to lung and respiratory infections, There are born with less fighting infection-fighting antibodies in utero and most have under developed lungs. Infants who are born premature are twice as likely to be hospitalized compared to a normal full term birth.
Here are ways to prevent your child from contacting RSV because as right now once contracted there are no known treatments. First off it is very important to keep everyone in contact with your little one to keep their hands cleaned and well sanitized, Especially if you send your child to child care it is important their surroundings are sterile. Another suggestion is to clean and sanitize toys, sheets and anything that will come in contact to harm your child. It is important to always talk to your pediatrician and ensure your child is seen on a regular basis.
Just always remember to clean hands and sanitize everything your child comes in contact thru RSV months November thru March.
Visit www.RSVprotection.com to learn more about RSV disease.
How do you keep your family healthy?
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