COMMON WINTER ILLNESSES

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Premature babies may be at increased risk of complications from winter illnesses.

One of them id the Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection which can be serious and affects the lungs and airways.

It is most common in preemies and remains the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection.

Most children will have contracted the virus by the age of two or three.

These infections tend to occur during cold weather.

In this booklet you will find information on the most common winter illnesses and suggestions for protecting your family.