CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Each year, around 58,000 children ages five and younger are hospitalized due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is a very common respiratory virus. About three-fourths of those hospitalizations occur in infants (under 12 months) and in fact, RSV is the leading cause of hospitalizations in infants. Through a new campaign, the American Lung Association is working to help educate expectant parents, and parents of infants and toddlers about the symptoms of RSV and the steps they can take to protect their children.
Through the RSV Educational Campaignthe American Lung Association, with support from Sanofi, is sharing stories of parents and their children who have been impacted by RSV to help raise awareness about the disease.
For Sarah DriscollRSV was one of her biggest fears when her daughter Charley was born. Following a holiday gathering, Charley started to show symptoms of a cold, which got worse quickly.
“She was placed in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) to be cared for while her tiny body fought against RSV. We made sure she was never alone. Charley was put on forced …