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Can Adults Get RSV? Mass. Doctor Explains

November 18, 2022

As most American parents already know, cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common illness of childhood, are surging this year.


Dr. Helen Boucher, Dean at Tufts University School of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer at Tufts Medicine, joined WCVB Channel 5 Boston to discuss how contagious it is and how to protect yourself.

What To Know about RSV + Your Child
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, is not new. Symptoms resemble the common cold and typically clear up in 1-2 weeks, so most years it blends into the range of cold-weather viruses that bring us cough and congestion.
Winter Wellness - Winter Viruses
Whether it’s a common cold, the flu, COVID-19 or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) spreading through our homes, schools and workplaces, it’s hard to make it through the winter unscathed. But there are things you can do to prevent some illnesses and to help stop the spread.
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Helen Boucher Named to New Joint Appointment at Tufts School of Medicine + Wellforce
Helen Boucher, chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center, professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and a director of the Stuart B. Levy Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (Levy CIMAR), has been named to a new, joint position as interim dean for Tufts University School of Medicine and chief academic officer for Wellforce.

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