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RSV initially presents much like a cold or the flu, but it can become serious very quickly. Mild symptoms include coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, and decreased appetite. Severe symptoms can include wheezing, difficulty breathing, and sometimes requirement for oxygen therapy.

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