Well I think you know this is a virus and is contagious so sometimes is not because we did nothing wrong well I look it that way for more sometimes we clean our hand, make sure our kids don’t touch anything duty sometimes your kid got invite to a birthday party and there is a kid infested with the virus and the child doesn’t show any sickness at all. So it is not our fault. Just happen.
Outbreaks of disease caused by RSV occur on a yearly basis, most commonly during the winter months, with the epidemics lasting approximately five months. RSV is easily transmitted via large, aerosolized respiratory particles, or through contact with nasal secretions, and may even be transmitted indirectly by contact with contaminated objects, such as bathroom fixtures or even clothing. The most common sites of inoculation are the eyes and nose.
RSV is relatively easy to transfer through casual contact, family members often pass it on to one another. Hospital staffs are also frequent vectors in viral transmission. A simple and effective means of preventing disease spread both at home and in an institutional environment is good hand washing.(that’s is the reason I have my house with hand washing soup all over you never know)
Another factor making the spread of RSV almost unavoidable is the period of viral shedding viral shedding may occur one to two days before symptoms become apparent and last as long as two weeks after symptom onset. This period is significantly greater and more prolonged for children with defective cellular immunity. The incubation period is three to five days for most patients.
Again, the added risk posed by this potentially long period of viral shedding can be reduced by early diagnosis and treatment of RSV infection. Since disease can be spread before symptoms even appear and after they disappear, it is important to know the risk factors of RSV infection as well as the timing of the peak RSV infection season in your area. Here in las Vegas the season it is almost over I believe stops beginning spring. If we know the season in our area this will help Doctors decide to test for RSV and subsequently manage the illness at its early stages. Other factors contributing to increased risk of developing serious RSV infection include: premature infants and infants less than 6 weeks of age, infants with congenital heart disease, infants with chronic lung conditions including bronchopulmonary dysplasia and cystic fibrosis immunodeficiency , crowded living conditions, exposure to passive cigarette smoke, attendance in day care setting ,presence of older siblings in the home , infants who were not breastfed.
Hope your nephew get better.