RSV-dogs-allergyDogs May Help Prevent RSV

New research shows that having a dog may actually help protect against respiratory infection and the development of asthma in children. A recent study from the University of California – San Francisco, shows that house dust from homes with dogs seems to fight respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV. A common infection in infants, RSV, if severe enough, has been linked to a higher risk of childhood asthma. Researchers suspect that dogs carry a particular microbe which may stimulate an immune response against RSV in the human body.