When an older adult gets RSV infection, they typically have mild cold-like symptoms including runny nose, sore throat, cough, and headache. But RSV can sometimes lead to serious conditions such as:

illustration of older man with a look of pain on his face, holding an x-ray over his chest; on the x-ray, one lung appears healthy and one appears abnormal, with pain.
  • Pneumonia (infection of the lungs)
  • More severe symptoms for people with asthma
  • More severe symptoms for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (a chronic disease of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe)
  • Congestive heart failure (when the heart can’t pump blood and oxygen to the body’s tissues)

Older adults who get very sick from RSV may need to be hospitalized. Some may even die. Older adults are at greater risk than young adults for serious complications from RSV because our immune systems weaken when we are older.


My husband Scott just got tested for CORVID-19 virus on Thursday, it will be 4 to 7 days before we find out the results. So we both have severe upper respiratory infections going on.

I have to say I miss all of you so much, but I know that coughing and hacking and waiting to find out about Scottstatus is a bit much. Please understand I do not want to get anyone one where I work sick,because I work with some awesome people they are my family, plus you are also part of my family that is why I am sharing this with you.

If you want to reach out to me you can at  cheryl@wupe.com would love ot hear from you!

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