The RSV infection occurs when the respiratory secretions (droplets) comes in contact with the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, or mouth. The most common method of
transmission is inhalation of
infected droplets after someone has sneezed or coughs.
RSV can survive for several hours on surfaces and hands, but can be easily "killed" by using soap and water or a disinfectant.
Therefore, it is important to wash your hands frequently and disinfect surfaces regularly.