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Baystate warning about highly contagious virus

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Baystate Medical Center is warning about a highly contagious virus called Respiratory Syncytial Virus. It's known as RSV.

It typically comes around this time of year.

Medical professionals say it has the same symptoms as a cold.

Doctors say only a small percentage of people ever need to be sent to the hospital.

It's the most common cause of Bronchitis and pneumonia for kids under the age of 1.

Parents need to keep their babies away from anyone with a cold, anyone who's smoking and away from crowded areas.

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