Think. Could it be RSV?
What is RSV?
Respiratory Syncytual Virus (RSV ) Infection is most common cause of bronchiolitis in under 2’s. It is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms.
In England, due to the COVID pandemic, many young children have not been exposed to RSV or Bronchiolitis.
This year Public Health England expect an increase of 20-50% of cases/ admissions abd this is already starting to show in peadiatric wards.
It is a very common illness in young children and 1 in 3 children will develop bronchiolitis in first year of life.
Symptoms of bronchiolitis begin as a cold, then symptoms may include a fever, dry/persistent cough, difficulty feeding, rapid/noisy breathing.
Breathlessness is most common symptom
For more information on RSV - please visit the Healthier Together Website:
Bronchiolitis and RSV