RSV Spike Can Be Dangerous for Infants

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a health advisory due to an unseasonable increase in cases of interseasonal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) across parts of the United States. RSV is a respiratory virus with cold-like symptoms that can be dangerous to infants. Cases normally peak in...
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Peoria Journal Star

RSV season 2021: Symptoms in adults and babies, and how to treat the virus

PEORIA — RSV and COVID-19 are sending children to the hospital in Illinois right now. What are the differences between the illnesses, and how do parents know when it’s time to get help?. Dr. Teresa Riech, medical director of the pediatric emergency department at OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois, provides...
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Rise In Common Childhood Virus RSV Concerns Parents, Doctors

Pediatricians and public health officials in Wisconsin are dealing with a new "twindemic" as a common respiratory disease that many kids get and normally shake off is spreading earlier than usual. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases are on the rise again. The disease health officials and doctors around the country are seeing...

Sadie Robertson's Daughter Honey Leaves Hospital as She Battles RSV

Sadie Robertson's daughter, Honey, is leaving the hospital after a four-day stay. On Saturday, the Duck Dynasty star shared the latest update on her 4-month-old's battle with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Sharing photos of a smiling Honey, she wrote that her little one gets to go home and recover from there.
Columbus Dispatch

RSV and COVID: What are the differences between the two viruses?

Two viruses are surging right now in central Ohio and they often look very similar: COVID-19 and RSV. RSV, which stands for respiratory syncytial virus, is a seasonal illness that usually pops up in fall and winter. But widespread masking and social distancing for COVID-19 was relaxed this summer and has led to an early rise in RSV locally, doctors at Nationwide Children's Hospital have reported.
US News and World Report

Your Young Child Is Sick: Is it COVID or RSV?

SUNDAY, Aug. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A common bug called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) circulating among American kids during what's normally its off-season may cause concern if parents don't know how to tell it apart from COVID-19, experts say. Getting RSV during the summer is unusual, but the U.S....

Why Are Kids Getting RSV and COVID at the Same Time?

Healthcare workers in Texas are noting that kids are being diagnosed with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and COVID-19 at the same time. RSV is a common respiratory infection in young children that usually occurs in winter, but this year, it has been spreading during the summer. There are vaccines and...

Doctors see 400% jump in new RSV cases in children

MILWAUKEE — While COVID-19 cases among young people continue to rise, doctors are also warning parents about another serious health threat for children. There has been a sudden spike in cases of a severe respiratory illness in infants — respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. "It's called RSV bronchiolitis and it...

Off-season surge of RSV seen in children in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — Respiratory Syncytial Virus is normally more prominent in the fall and winter season but, cases are being detected now that kids in El Paso are back in the classroom. Yvette Pierce's two-year-old son was hospitalized for one week with RSV. “It does get a little...

RSV, child respiratory illness unseasonably high

Dr. Eric Lung, chief medical officer at Sky Ridge Medical Center, says poor air quality and an increase in contagious respiratory cases are adding to parent stress as the new delta variant of COVID continues to spread. Lung said one of the biggest concerns coming out of the hospital’s pediatric...

RSV cases rising in kids earlier than expected, health experts say

VANCOUVER, Wash. — RSV is a highly contagious lung infection that can wreak havoc on kids and now experts say it's showing up earlier than normal. Parents know, usually, it's the fall and winter months that this infection will make its way from kid to kid. The infection can be dangerous as it makes it difficult for kids with developing immune systems to breathe.

American Academy of Pediatrics makes recommendation for RSV treatment

(CBS) – The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new recommendation for treating a respiratory infection, known as RSV. This comes after an unusual rise in the number of cases among infants and children. The doctors’ group recommends the consideration of the antibody Palivizumab to treat infants at an increased...