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By age 2-3, RS virus infects almost all children and causes symptoms similar to the common cold.In some cases - early childhood and certain infants or significant children with congenital heart disease below 2 years of age - RS virus can cause serious respiratory infections. The disease is spread by drip infection, ie cough, holy, easy to catch in the community. In our country, RS virus infections are seasonal, from November to April. The infection can be acquired several times a season. The symptoms of a mild infection are the same as the average week. In severe cases, your child may experience falls, weakness, cough, generalized numbness, and hot flashes. Less often, lips and nails, dryness, breastfeeding, and feeding problems can occur.
What can you do to prevent infection?
- Everybody who comes into contact with the baby should wash their hands!
- If you get hot, don't kiss the baby; Don't take sick visits!
- Don't smoke in your baby's environment!
- Do not bring your child in a crowded place between November and April.
- A vaccine against RS virus is used to deliver the finished antibody to your child's body.
Check with your doctor if your child belongs to a group at risk of RS virus infection and is eligible for vaccination against RS virus! The vaccination is available free of charge to eligible babies between November and March. Maintaining adequate protection It is important for your child to receive protection every month throughout the season. If a series of vaccinations has been started, the babies should be brought back to the next vaccination every month. Vaccination against the RS virus does not in any way delay the order of age for other vaccinations. If you have any questions about RS virus infection, contact your doctor.
Dr. med. habilis. Zsofia Meyerner PhD in Infectology, Vaccination Counseling
SY / NOV / 13/00