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Parents lack awareness of syncytial virus in babies

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A new survey shows parents' awareness of the risks posed to babies by the winter syncytial virus is worryingly low.

The British Lung Foundation survey shows the majority of parents in the UK are unaware of the potentially fatal infant winter disease respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

The survey, based on 500 parents with a child under two, found 89% were unaware of the symptoms and possible dangers of RSV.

Click here for the full report from the Nursing Times archive

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