Sat. Oct 16th, 2021

However, in severe cases, RSV infection can spread to the lower respiratory tract, causing pneumonia or bronchiolitis, warns the Mayo Clinic.

Severe signs and symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Severe cough
  • Wheezing — a high-pitched noise that’s usually heard on breathing out (exhaling)
  • Rapid breathing or difficulty breathing — the person may prefer to sit up rather than lie down
  • Bluish colour of the skin due to lack of oxygen (cyanosis).

As the Mayo Clinic points out, because RSV and COVID-19) are both types of respiratory viruses, some symptoms of RSV and COVID-19 can be similar.

“In children, COVID-19 often results in mild symptoms such as fever, runny nose and cough,” explains the health body.

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