What You Need to Know About RSV | Carson Tahoe Health

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (also known as RSV) cases have seen an uptick in Northern Nevada. To help keep both you and your family healthy this season, we want to share information you should know about the virus and the simple ways to stay healthy:
  • RSV is highly contagious and spreads through large infectious droplets and contaminated surfaces
  • RSV is a major cause of respiratory illness in babies and young children
  • Through touch and kisses, RSV is primarily passed from adults and older children (with mild to no symptoms) to infants
Fortunately, there are ways to prevent the spread:
  • Wash hands often
  • Clean surfaces and toys with a viral disinfectant everyday
  • Do not allow individuals with cold symptoms around your child
  • If your child is sick, keep them away from others