Resource Directory /

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Fact Sheet for Parents

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults.

The Illinois Department of Public Health provides this fact sheet for parents to help them understand how RSV spreads and how to prevent it.