Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is more common in winter and early spring months, and can affect people of all ages, but has a greater impact on the very young and very old. RSV is not a “one and done” virus; rather it can reoccur again anytime throughout one’s life after an initial infection.
RSV is a leading cause of respiratory illnesses in infants and young children, as well as in older adults or people with compromised immune systems. RSV is highly contagious and typically spreads through direct contact with respiratory secretions from infected individuals.
Symptoms of RSV can include a cough, runny nose, fever and wheezing. In infants it can lead to mores serious symptoms like wheezing and difficulty breathing.
If you or your loved one is experiencing symptoms that you believe are related to RSV, Springfield Urgent Care may be the perfect place to turn for an evaluation without an appointment. We treat patients of all ages, from infants to seniors, and we’re open during extended hours at all of our urgent care locations.