Mississippi: A Deadly Virus Is Affecting Newborns This Fall & Winter

If covid wasn’t enough, a new deadly virus with covid like symptoms is knocking on the door and before it could escalate to something bigger, CDC has issued a warning about a virus known as Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Mississippi.

Luckily, hospitals in Mississippi are well-prepared to fight it.

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RSV: Here’s What You Need To Know

Similar to covid, RSV can be caused by respiratory droplets spread by coughing, sneezing, or coming in direct contact with a contaminated surface.

Not just covid, these droplets are a common cause of pneumonia and bronchiolitis among the children of Mississippi under the age of 1.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus can cause significant disease in:

  • Babies
  • Young children, and
  • Older people with chronic medical conditions.

So, based on this description, warn your friends and family and keep an eye out on them for any kind of writing signs showcased by then.

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An Important Note From The CDC

As I mentioned above, looking at the increased number of RSV cases, CDC has recommended people with acute respiratory illness to test for RSV after their covid-19 test had come out to be negative.

With the increased viral activity in Mississippi, it’s super important to get your young newborn and elderly get checked for COVID as sell as RSV.

In this regard, Mayo Clinic was quoted saying,” Most children and adults recover in one to two weeks, although some might have repeated wheezing.

Severe or life-threatening infection requiring a hospital stay may occur in premature infants or in anyone who has chronic heart or lung problems.”

By the end of 2020, the spread of RSV decreased to the lowest levels. However, now that fall & winter season is in order, RSV infections are speeding up all over the United States.

For quite some time, RSV activity was at its lowest point. However, since the late match, a laboratory-based surveillance network dedicated to the RSV infection now reports a spike in RSV cases all over the United States.

Therefore, prompting CDC to issue an official warning.

Are you concerned about the latest outbreaks of RSV infection in the state of Mississippi? Do share your thoughts in the comments section given below.

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