Individuals with RSV are contagious for a period of 3-8 days. However, immunocompromised individuals and certain infants may spread the virus while asymptomatic for as long as 4 weeks. In terms of RSV prevention, because RSV is spread via respiratory droplets, attention to handwashing and clean surfaces is important. However, despite good environmental hygiene, RSV infection is still likely to occur with significant frequency.
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This Fast Five Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape articles Trending Clinical Topic: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) , Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection , Bronchiolitis , and Pediatric Bronchiolitis: Less Is More .
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) - Medscape - Nov 08, 2022.