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Q&A: Are preemies more susceptible to RSV?

Are preemies more susceptible to RSV, or the respiratory syncytial virus?

Re: Are preemies more susceptible to RSV, or the respiratory syncytial virus?

The Bump Expert

No. RSV (or respiratory syncytial virus) is a common virus that infects the lungs and air passages, causing cold-like symptoms. Preemies aren’t any more likely to catch RSV than full-term babies, but it is important to note that they are more likely to have a serious illness if infected.

Dr. Jennifer Gunter

Q&A: Are preemies more susceptible to RSV?

Not sure if they are or not, but my son (born at 34 weeks) has started the 3 rounds of a shot for RSV to hopefully prevent him from getting it.

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