Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common, contagious seasonal pathogen that will infect nearly all babies by their second birthdays.1,2 RSV is a leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection, mainly bronchiolitis and pneumonia, in infants and young children, resulting in annual epidemics worldwide.3,4
- https://www.cdc.gov/rsv/high-risk/infants-young-children.html. Accessed September 2019.
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