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Get the lowdown on RSV, a virus that becomes more dangerous as we age.

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August 6, 2021 - 9:07 AM

You know the drill. Runny nose, coughing, sneezing.

Most of the time, when we pick up respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, we write it off as a cold. The flu, if it really makes us miserable. We sniffle our way through. We don’t get diagnosed — which is why most people have never heard of the virus.

But later in life, RSV spreads more easily into your lower respiratory tract.

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