Doctors report spike in RSV cases among children

Doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are spreading the word: RSV is circulating in Atlanta. Respiratory syncytial virus typically affects babies and toddlers in their first one to two years of life, and while cases typically pop up over the winter months, experts are seeing a different trend this year. “We’ve gotten this significant uptick in RSV here,” Dr. Matt Linam, infectious disease physician at Children’s and associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at Emory University School of Medicine, explained. “We’re seeing it here at Children’s, as well as they’re seeing in children’s hospitals across the country.”

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