Increased Interseasonal Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity in Parts of the Southern United States

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On June 10,th, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Alert Network issued a health advisory for parts of the southern United States. Please read the below excerpt for a brief summary, and view the entire advisory at the link at the bottom of this page.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this health advisory to notify clinicians and caregivers about increased interseasonal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity across parts of the Southern United States. Due to this increased activity, CDC encourages broader testing for RSV among patients presenting with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. RSV can be associated with severe disease in young children and older adults. This health advisory also serves as a reminder to healthcare personnel, childcare providers, and staff of long-term care facilities to avoid reporting to work while acutely ill – even if they test negative for SARS-CoV-2.

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Increased Interseasonal Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity in Parts of the Southern United States – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention