Imagine you've just had a baby. He gets a cold and is suddenly struggling to breathe.
That’s exactly what happened to Shalamar Nquyn last December. When the Fremont mother rushed her two-month old son to see the doctor, she discovered he had a severe case of RSV.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus can be common in the winter months. It starts with familiar cold symptoms and for most people that’s where it ends. But for some infants, the virus can be life-threatening.
In this month’s Health Check report, Serese Cole talks with Fremont Area Medical Center’s Dr. Terry Wooldridge about the dangers, warning signs and how fast the illness spreads from child-to-child. He also explains why most children will be exposed to RSV by the time they are two-years-old.
It’s a story every parent needs to see – this Friday, December 6 on WOWT-Six News at 5:00 p.m.
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