Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a contagious respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. RSV is common around the world and is most active in Canada during the fall and winter months (when people in Canada are most likely to catch RSV and become sick). Symptoms of RSV are usually similar to that of the common cold, and for most people, the illness itself is generally mild.

Symptoms typically appear two to eight days after someone has been exposed to RSV and can include:

  • coughing,
  • runny nose,
  • sneezing,
  • wheezing,
  • fever, and
  • a decrease in appetite and energy. 

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Factsheets and Program Charts 

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV): What you need to know

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​Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV): What you need to know

Products available in Canada to protect against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

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Products available in Canada to protect against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

 

 

Videos

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in young children: A guide for parents and caregivers

This program, intended for parents and caregivers, will focus on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection and prevention in young children, specifically infants 0 to 12 months and toddlers 12 to 36 months of age.

Written and produced by: Dr. Paul Roumeliotis.

Posters

Good news!

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Good news! RSV vaccine (poster)

Have you heard?

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Have you heard? RSV vaccine (poster)

Is there a vaccine?

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Is there a vaccine that protects against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? (poster)

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

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Pregnant or planning a pregnancy? RSV vaccine (poster)

Did you know?

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Did you know? RSV vaccine (poster)

60 years or older?

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60 years or older? RSV vaccine (poster)

Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV?)

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Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? (poster 1)

Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV?)

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Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? (poster 2)

Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV?)

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Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? (poster 3)

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Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? (poster 4)

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Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? (poster 5)

 

Have you heard of Palivizumab (PVZ) or Nirsevimab?

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Have you heard of Palivizumab (PVZ) or Nirsevimab?

Want to know something interesting?

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Want to know something interesting? (poster 1 - RSV)

Want to know something interesting?

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Want to know something interesting? (poster 2 - RSV)

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Good news!

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Good news! (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Twitter

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Good news! (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Facebook

Good news!

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Good news! (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Instagram

Have you heard?

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Have you heard? (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Twitter

Have you heard?

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Have you heard? (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Facebook

Have you heard?

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Have you heard? (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Instagram

Is there a vaccine that protects against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?

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Is there a vaccine that protects against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? - social media image for Twitter

Is there a vaccine that protects against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?

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Is there a vaccine that protects against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? - social media image for Facebook

Is there a vaccine that protects against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?

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Is there a vaccine that protects against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? - social media image for Instagram

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

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Pregnant or planning a pregnancy? (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Twitter

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

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Pregnant or planning a pregnancy? (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Facebook

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

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Pregnant or planning a pregnancy? (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Instagram

Did you know?

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Did you know? (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Twitter

Did you know?

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Did you know? (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Facebook

Did you know?

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Did you know? (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Instagram

60 years or older?

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60 years or older? (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Twitter

60 years or older?

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60 years or older? (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Facebook

60 years or older?

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60 years or older? (RSV vaccine) - social media image for Instagram

Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?

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Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? - image 1 for Twitter

Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?

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​Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? - image 2 for Instagram

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Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?

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​Do you know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? - image 5 for Instagram

Have you heard of Palivizumab (PVZ) or Nirsevimab?

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Have you heard of Palivizumab (PVZ) or Nirsevimab? - social media image for Twitter

Have you heard of Palivizumab (PVZ) or Nirsevimab?

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Have you heard of Palivizumab (PVZ) or Nirsevimab? - social media image for Facebook

Have you heard of Palivizumab (PVZ) or Nirsevimab?

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Have you heard of Palivizumab (PVZ) or Nirsevimab? - social media image for Instagram

Want to know something interesting?

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Want to know something interesting? (RSV) - social media image 1 for Twitter

Want to know something interesting?

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Want to know something interesting? (RSV) - social media image 1 for Facebook

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NACI Statements

 


Last Updated: 10 June 2024