What is RSV? What does it stand for? Where is it spreading, and why kids are catching it?
RSV, which stands for Respiratory syncytial virus, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Here is what you need to know about the virus that is spreading among children nearly as quickly as the COVID-19 virus. Part of the reason why RSV is so common among children has to do with the way it is passed around. Adults are also more likely to develop serious symptoms from COVID-19, especially if they have an underlying health condition. RSV can affect people of all ages, but it is mostly common in infants and young children.mlive.com
Cold weather virus in summer baffles docs, worries parents
The recent emergence of a virus that typically sickens children in colder months has baffled U.S. pediatricians and put many infants in the hospital with troublesome coughs and breathing trouble. RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is a common cause of cold-like symptoms but can be serious for infants and the elderly. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory on June 10 about an increase in RSV cases across parts of the South.news.yahoo.com
Don Kleinsmith: Our neighbor: next-door and beyond
The following specific examples are based on a sincere desire to be helpful to really care about ones neighbor. My neighbor of many years continually offers to watch my house when learning that my wife and I will be away for a few days. Quietly, my neighbor hauls away my bagged lawn/tree clippings in his truck. Yes, I believe that our neighbor can be possibly many others at any time. Don Kleinsmith is a Professor Emeritus at Adrian College where he has taught for 45 years.monroenews.com
RSV Is on the Rise in Michigan Heres How to Prevent the Spread
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is on the rise in Michigan and other states, Newsradio WSGW recently reported. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild cold symptoms and lasts about a week or two. While it is often discussed in relation to children, RSV is also a significant cause of respiratory illness in older adults, the CDC reports. SymptomsWhile symptoms of RSV can be similar to other viruses, here are some of the main signs to watch for that could point to RSV, according to the CDC. People who have RSV can continue to spread the virus between three to eight days, the CDC reports, although some people can continue to be contagious for even longer.metroparent.com