Healthy lungs are crucial to your child's well-being. The lungs can get infections that, when serious, can cause chronic and sometimes life-threatening illnesses.
Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs) are a group of organisms, that cause several different respiratory infections. They are spread from person to person by direct contact and children are usually exposed to most types of parainfluenza by 5 years of age.
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