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Respiratory syncytial virus: NSW mums reveal babies fight for life in ICU with RSV, influenza risk

A horrified mother has relived the terrifying moment her tiny baby gasped for life as his lung collapsed and he stopped breathing in the killer grip of a lethal virus.

New South Wales is in the midst of a surging respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) outbreak, with case numbers spiralling ten times in the space of three weeks.

The disease – which has similar symptoms to Covid and influenza – can be fatal in very young children, killing 120,000 a year globally, with no vaccine to protect them.

Now two mothers have told Daily Mail Australia how RSV almost killed their children and the desperate fight to save them.

Lisa Whillock’s baby Oscar was only eight weeks old when he started having difficulty breathing at their home in Terrigal, on NSW’s Central Coast.

Oscar Whillock was just eight…


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