Allina Health doctor discusses surge in RSV cases

[KARE 11, October 24, 2022] Hospitals and clinics throughout the U.S. are reporting an unseasonably early spike in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms but it can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. According to the CDC, RSV is the most common form of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children young than 1 in the U.S.

Rose Marie Leslie, MD, is an Allina Health family medicine physician. She spoke with KARE 11 about reasons for the surge in cases and how people can take steps to protect others, especially those in high risk groups, from getting sick.

Posted on October 24, 2022 in

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