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1 month ago

FDA approves RSV vaccine

The vaccine is approved for at-risk adults in their fifties, making it the first shot approved for the age group.
1 month ago
VIDEO: FDA approves RSV vaccine
3 months ago

What to know about the new vaccine for RSV

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton talks about promising data that shows an RSV vaccine can be used for younger adults with underlying medical conditions.
3 months ago
VIDEO: What to know about the new vaccine for RSV
4 months ago

3-year-old battling flu, RSV gets wish to see his family again

April Nelson said the reunion between her children was "beautiful."
4 months ago
April Nelson’s son Tay had a wish granted by the nonprofit Little Wishes. Tay, who has been in the hospital with the flu and RSV, was gifted his very own tablet and was able to go outside and reunite with his family.
5 months ago

'High,' 'very high' levels of respiratory virus activity seen in half of states: CDC

New CDC data updated Friday shows 25 states are experiencing ‘high’ or ‘very high’ levels of respiratory illness activity.
5 months ago
Doctors look over a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, Aug. 31, 2021.
5 months ago

Actor says newborn daughter hospitalized due to RSV

Jordi Vilasuso's daughter Lucy was admitted to the NICU after her RSV diagnosis.
5 months ago
Jordi Vilasuso shared on Instagram that his newborn daughter Lucy was hospitalized due to RSV.
6 months ago

New CDC respiratory illness numbers

The agency says both flu and COVID hospitalizations have decreased over the last few weeks.
6 months ago
VIDEO: New CDC respiratory illness numbers
6 months ago

Many kids, adults didn't get 'game-changing' shots protecting against RSV: Experts

Despite this RSV season having a "game-changing" new set of vaccinations and immunizations, doctors say uptake has lagged among adults and children.
6 months ago
An electron micrograph shows the morphologic traits of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus Rsv.
6 months ago

What happened to the RSV shots for babies?

While the virus usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms, up to 80,000 children younger than 5 are hospitalized in the U.S. each year, according to the CDC.
6 months ago
While the virus usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms, up to 80,000 children younger than 5 are hospitalized in the U.S. each year, according to the CDC.
6 months ago

Respiratory illness numbers declining across states

Twenty-three states are experiencing "high" or "very high" levels of respiratory illnesses, according to health officials.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Respiratory illness numbers declining across states
6 months ago

CDC cautions against high respiratory illness cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the spread of respiratory illnesses appears to be slowing, for now.
6 months ago
VIDEO: CDC cautions against high respiratory illness cases
6 months ago

States report rising levels of flu, COVID and RSV

At least 38 states have reported high or very high levels of respiratory illnesses.
6 months ago
VIDEO: States report rising levels of flu, COVID and RSV
6 months ago

CDC warns respiratory illnesses continue to spread

At least 38 states are now showing "high" or "very high" cases of illness including, COVID-19, flu and RSV.
6 months ago
VIDEO: CDC warns respiratory illnesses continue to spread
6 months ago

Respiratory illnesses elevated in 38 states, according to CDC

Data from the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows respiratory illnesses are elevated in 38 states.
6 months ago
6 months ago

COVID-19 and RSV cases on the rise

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel talks about the rise of illnesses like COVID-19, RSV and the flu during the winter months and what you can do to protect yourself.
6 months ago
VIDEO: COVID-19 and RSV cases on the rise
6 months ago

Indoor mask requirements reinstated in hospitals in 9 states and NYC

Some hospitals are returning to masking, given the rise of respiratory illnesses like COVID, RSV and the flu.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Indoor mask requirements reinstated in hospitals in 9 states and NYC
6 months ago

Public hospitals in this city bring back mask mandates in certain areas

New York City Health + Hospitals is bringing back indoor masking across its buildings in areas where patients are being cared for amid a rise in respiratory viruses.
6 months ago
Pedestrians dressed for cold weather walk in Lower Manhattan in New York City, January 2, 2024.
6 months ago

I’m a doctor who lost my brother to RSV. Here is what I want parents to know

Dr. Sean Cullen was 9 when his 9-month-old brother Kevin died due to RSV. Now, he works at the same neonatal intensive care unit where his brother was treated.
6 months ago
VIDEO: I’m a doctor who lost my brother to RSV. Here is what I want parents to know
6 months ago

I'm a doctor who lost my brother to RSV. Here is what I want parents to know

Health officials are reporting a rise in respiratory illnesses like RSV across the U.S.
6 months ago
Sean Cullen, as a child, holds his brother Kevin at his baptism in 1994.
6 months ago

How to keep your family healthy amid rise in respiratory illnesses

With 31 states and Washington, D.C., experiencing "high" or "very high" level of activities, ABC News’ Dr. Jen Ashton shares what we should know.
6 months ago
VIDEO: How to keep your family healthy amid rise in respiratory illnesses
6 months ago

Rapid rise of respiratory illness across US

At least 31 states report high or very high levels of COVID, RSV and flu.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Rapid rise of respiratory illness across US
6 months ago

Doctors warn of a spike in respiratory infections

Across the country, health officials are seeing a rise in respiratory illnesses like RSV, COVID, the flu, and the common cold.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Doctors warn of a spike in respiratory infections
7 months ago

Pediatric RSV led to higher hospitalization rates than omicron or flu, study finds

A new study found hospital admission rates were higher for RSV than for the omicron strain or influenza A/B in children presenting at Swedish emergency departments
7 months ago
An electron micrograph shows the morphologic traits of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus Rsv.
7 months ago

Respiratory illness cases rising in the US

ABC News’ Dr. Darien Sutton provides an update on the increase in respiratory illnesses across the country.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Respiratory illness cases rising in the US
7 months ago

The latest on RSV, flu and COVID

ABC News’ Dr. Darien Sutton answers questions about the illnesses that continue to spread this holiday season.
7 months ago
VIDEO: The latest on RSV, flu and COVID
7 months ago

Hospitals see increase in respiratory illness ahead of holidays

23 states plus New York City and Washington DC are seeing high or very high levels of respiratory illnesses.
7 months ago
VIDEO: rease in respiratory illness ahead of holidays
7 months ago

2 children Wisconsin die of RSV, officials say

Wisconsin officials confirmed the deaths of two children as the flu, RSV, and COVID-19 are at high levels in the state.
7 months ago
VIDEO: 2 children Wisconsin die of RSV, officials say
7 months ago

Respiratory infections on the rise: CDC

Health officials are urging eligible patients to be vaccinated for the flu, COVID, and RSV.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Respiratory infections on the rise: CDC
7 months ago

COVID-19, flu continue to increase but CDC director believes US has hit peak of RSV

New CDC data updated on Friday shows COVID and flu hospitalizations continue to increase across the U.S. as the CDC director says she believes we've hit the peak of RSV.
7 months ago
In this Jan. 31, 2022, file photo, healthcare workers treat a Covid-19 patient on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) floor at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn.
7 months ago

230,000 more RSV shots to be available in January

The news comes as the CDC warns of increasing respiratory infections, including flu, COVID and RSV across the country.
7 months ago
VIDEO: 230,000 more RSV shots to be available in January
7 months ago

15 states seeing 'high' or 'very high' levels of respiratory illness: CDC

COVID and flu hospitalizations are rising, CDC data shows.
7 months ago
COVID and flu hospitalizations are rising, CDC data shows.
7 months ago

Cases of RSV, COVID-19 and the flu on the rise

Eleven states are now reporting “high” or “very high” levels of respiratory illnesses.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Cases of RSV, COVID-19 and the flu on the rise
7 months ago

Doctors see post-Thanksgiving uptick in respiratory illnesses

Many hospitals across the country are reporting a shortage of pediatric beds after Thanksgiving, attributing it to a rise in RSV cases and other respiratory illnesses among children.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Doctors see post-Thanksgiving uptick in respiratory illnesses
7 months ago

Cases of respiratory illnesses are on the rise

Eleven states, plus New York and Puerto Rico, are experiencing high or very high levels of respiratory illness activity.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Cases of respiratory illnesses are on the rise
7 months ago

Everything you need to know about symptoms, treatments, vaccines for RSV

As the U.S. heads into colder weather months, when RSV cases tend to be higher, here's what you need to know about the virus including symptoms, treatments and vaccines.
7 months ago
An electron micrograph shows the morphologic traits of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus Rsv.
7 months ago

Everything you need to know about RSV

New vaccines and shots are available for infants and some adults this year.
7 months ago
New vaccines and shots are available for infants and some adults this year.
8 months ago

What to know about respiratory illnesses surging in some parts of China

Some parts of China have been experiencing a surge of respiratory illnesses such as flu and RSV, in the first winter since the country eased its COVID-restrictions.
8 months ago
An upsurge of respiratory illnesses in China in video released by China Central Television on Nov 23, 2023.
8 months ago

Protecting babies from RSV this holiday season: What parents need to know

One of the most common types of respiratory viruses that circulates this time of year is called respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.
8 months ago
8 months ago

Protecting babies from RSV: What parents need to know

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is one of the most common types of respiratory viruses that circulate this time of year.
8 months ago
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is one of the most common types of respiratory viruses that circulate this time of year.
8 months ago

Respiratory viruses are ticking up in US. Here's how to stay safe over Thanksgiving

As millions prepare to gather for Thanksgiving, and cases of respiratory viruses tick up across the U.S., experts reveal how to stay safe and healthy over the holidays.
8 months ago
Travelers walk through O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, on Nov. 21, 2023, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
8 months ago

How to avoid respiratory viruses and stay healthy over the holidays

Experts continue to stress that current vaccination is one of the most important factors in reducing the spread of respiratory disease.
8 months ago
Experts continue to stress that current vaccination is one of the most important factors in reducing the spread of respiratory disease.
8 months ago

Thousands of additional doses of RSV shots released

Amid a severe shortage of shots, the CDC has announced the release of more than 77,000 additional doses of Beyfortus, a new shot designed to protect infants against severe RSV.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Thousands of additional doses of RSV shots released
8 months ago

RSV cases on the rise in parts of southern US

Some hospitals are overwhelmed amid a shortage of the new shot against RSV.
8 months ago
VIDEO: RSV cases on the rise in parts of southern US
8 months ago

RSV cases on the rise in hospitals

Health officials say there are seeing respiratory illnesses like RSV already taking hold in southern states and expect it will likely spread north soon.
8 months ago
VIDEO: RSV cases on the rise in hospitals
8 months ago

RSV cases on the rise in the South

Some hospitals report that they are filling up as flu season approaches.
8 months ago
VIDEO: RSV cases on the rise in the South
9 months ago

With an RSV shot for infants in short supply, here's what parents should know

The CDC recently issued an alert on who should be prioritized for the drug.
9 months ago
9 months ago

Flu, COVID shots together safe after review of potential stroke risk: Experts

Older adults who got a COVID booster and a high-dose version of the flu vaccine together may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a new FDA-funded study.
9 months ago
A unidentified Department of Health and Mental Hygiene employee holds a Covid-19 Moderna booster shot, on Oct. 10, 2023, at City Hall in New York.
9 months ago

New RSV drug for infants in short supply

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert for medical professionals to prioritize infants under 6 months or those with underlying conditions to receive the antibody shot.
9 months ago
VIDEO: New RSV drug for infants in short supply
9 months ago

Flu, RSV starting to circulate but cases remain lower than last year: CDC

Flu and other respiratory viruses, like RSV, are starting to circulate but levels are not as high as they were this time last year, CDC data shows.
9 months ago
Ziyad Salem cares for his eight-and-a-half-month-old son Omran Salem, who is in the intensive care unit of the pediatric clinic at St. Joseph Hospital with a respiratory infection and is receiving non-invasive ventilation, Dec. 13, 2022 in Berlin.
10 months ago

CDC recommends 1st maternal RSV vaccine

The vaccine is recommended for pregnant women in their third trimester to protect newborn babies.
10 months ago
VIDEO: CDC recommends 1st maternal RSV vaccine
10 months ago

CDC recommends 1st maternal RSV vaccine to help protect babies

The CDC advisory committee voted to recommend the first maternal RSV vaccine that would be given between 32 and 36 weeks' gestation.
10 months ago
A woman holds her pregnant belly in this undated stock photo.