Pediatrician sees spike in RSV cases

SPRINGFIELD, Mo – RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is most commonly seen in children in the colder months. But a pediatrician in Springfield says she has seen the highest number of RSV cases in the summer she has ever seen in her career.

dr. Laura Waters, a pediatrician at Mercy, says the cause could be children now going back to school and daycares exposed. And this generation of younger children hadn’t been exposed to RSV since last fall and winter, when infections usually occurred, were masked, kept at bay, or were out of school at all.

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