CDC issues warning about another respiratory virus

Dr. Jen Ashton has what you need to know about the increase in cases of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus.
1:11 | 06/14/21

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Are doing really well pretty well in terms of -- numbers right but now the CDC is warning health care professionals to be on the lookout. For increased cases of another. Respiratory virus and it's called RS be so let's take a look at this because I really want people understand this is about keeping your eye on multiple things at the same time and that's what we need to do in public health and infectious disease. RSV respiratory sensational virus commonly we see it in the fall and winter months it's a little unusual be seeing it in the summer. Most at risk the very young and the older babies young children and the elderly much more at risk for complications. The CDC putting out an alert saying they are seeing an increase in RSE cases since March particularly. In the south. They are issuing really an alert a bulletin and awareness if someone has symptoms of an offer us respiratory infection. The test negative for covic nineteen. RSV should be considered a nation be tested more equity symptoms going to be. It's going to be really look like coded so upper respiratory cough fever congestion back kind of things so. You know remember it's not just one package and we have to be aware of.

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