Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: More Than a Cold, Doctors Warn of a Common Respiratory Illness in Children

Because its symptoms are similar to those of other viruses - coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, irritability and loss of appetite - RSV is considered the most common illness that many parents have never heard of. While in many healthy babies, RSV may not develop into a more serious illness, it is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children younger than one year of age in the United States, making it the most frequent cause of hospitalization for infants.