Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection
CDC surveillance has shown an increase in RSV detections and RSV-associated emergency department visits and hospitalizations in multiple U.S. regions, with some regions nearing seasonal peak levels. Clinicians and public health professionals should be aware of increases in respiratory viruses, including RSV.
Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in children younger than 1 year of age in the United States.
Know the symptoms to look for and how to care for people with RSV.
RSV can be dangerous for some infants and young children.
Help protect yourself and your loved ones from RSV infection.
Overview of the people at high risk for severe RSV infection
Clinical features, RSV management, diagnosis, laboratory testing, and prophylaxis for patients at high risk for severe illness
Research, surveillance, and seasonal trends for RSV activity, and information about a program to prevent RSV among Alaska Native persons