RSV; Palivizumab; Respiratory Syncytial Virus Immune Globulin
Bluish skin color due to a lack of oxygen ( cyanosis )
or labored breathing
Croupy cough (often described as a "seal bark" cough)
Shortness of breath
Note: Symptoms vary and differ with age. Infants under age 1 are most severely affected and often have the most trouble breathing. Older children usually have only mild, cold-like symptoms. Symptoms usually appear 4 - 6 days after coming in contact with the virus.
Signs and tests
Rapid tests for this virus can be done on a fluid sample taken from the nose at many hospitals and clinics.
Risk Factors Risk Factors for Chickenpox (Varicella) Between 75 - 90% of chickenpox cases occur in children under 10 years of age. Before the introduction of the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine, about 4 million cases of chickenpox were reported in the U.S. each year. Since a varicella vaccine became available in the U.S. in 1995, the incidence of disease and hospitalizations due to chickenpox has declined by nearly 90%. Chickenpox usually occurs in late winter and early spring months. It can also be transmitted from direct contact with the open blisters associated with either chickenpox or shingles. (Clothing, bedding, and other such objects do not usually spread the disease.) A patient with chickenpox can transmit the disease from about 2 days before the appearance of the spots until the end of the blister stage. This period lasts about 5 - 7 days. Once dry scabs form, the disease is unlikely to spread. Most schools allow children with chickenpox back 10 days after onset. Some require chil...
<p><strong>What Is A Common Cold? </strong></p>
<p>“Common cold” is a general term for a group of minor, highly contagious viral infections that cause inflammation of the mucous linings of the nose and throat. Cold symptoms generally develop one to three days after exposure to the virus, and the virus is contagious for the first two to three days of symptoms. Colds tend to be more frequent in the winter than in the summer, and they’re more common among children than adults, since immunity to many cold viruses develops with age.</p>
<p>No cure for the common cold exists, but spontaneous recovery generally occurs within a week to 10 days. Colds can cause serious complications in people who suffer from chronic respiratory disorders and other medical conditions.</p>
<p><strong>Who Gets A Common Cold? </strong></p>
<p>Anyone can catch a cold. Adults...
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