Respiratory syncytial virus

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Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a virus that causes lung infections,(usually called respiratory tract infections)[1]. It is the major cause of lung infections and hospital visits in babies and children. There is a medicine that can help prevent the virus in babies that have not been born yet if the doctor is worried the baby may get the virus.

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  1. Glezen, WP; Taber, LH; Frank, AL; Kasel, JA (1986). "Risk of primary infection and reinfection with respiratory syncytial virus.". American journal of diseases of children (1960) 140 (6): 543–6. PMID 3706232.