Respiratory syncytial virus .
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-ul) virus can also infect adults. If germs enter the space behind the eardrum, you can get a middle ear.
RSV infections can be dangerous for certain adults. Each year, it is Older adults who get very sick from RSV may need to be hospitalized. Some may even die.
Learn what can happen when an older adults gets a severe RSV infection and how to Older adults who get very sick from RSV may need to be hospitalized.