RSV in severe cases may be necessary to provide intravenous (IV) fluids and humidified oxygen. Mechanical ventilation is a breathing machine to ease breathing. A nebulized bronchodilator such as albuterol (ProAir HFA, Proventil-HFA, Ventolin HFA) may be used to relieve wheezing. This medication opens air passages in the lungs. Nebulized means it's administered as a fine mist that you breathe in. Occasionally, a nebulized form of ribavirin (Virazole), an antiviral agent, may be used.
ACIP recommends annual influenza vaccination for all persons aged 65 years or older.Because most influenza-associated deaths occur in persons aged 65 years or older,understanding age-specific effects within this age group is also of considerable interest. As a first step, we fit simple periseason rate difference models among those aged 65 years or older by 5-year age intervals and demonstrated increases with ageinfluenza associated mortality.