Town Hall: Answering common questions about RSV
RSV rates are on the rise, causing mild to severe illness in children and occasionally leading to hospitalization with more severe cases or complications. Parents and caregivers are rightly concerned about these rising rates of infection, and Prisma Health pediatric infectious disease specialist Anna Kathryn Burch, MD, offered answers to common questions about RSV.
- At what age is a child most likely to become infected with RSV?
- Does RSV cause bronchiolitis or pneumonia?
- Are there steps caregivers and parents can take to prevent infection?
- Can wearing a mask provide any protection against RSV?
- Do children need flu shots?
- Can sick children attend school if they have RSV but not COVID-19?
- Can at-home breathing treatments help children with RSV?
- And more.