Tuesday, March 22, 2011

RSV on the decline but not gone

We are continuing to see RSV at endemic levels (>10% in the community). The most recent numbers show that 13% of specimens submitted for testing are positive for RSV. From this, we estimate that RSV season will continue for another 4-6 weeks, through the month of April. We also continue to see quite a bit of influenza (both A and B) circulating. The As outnumber the Bs but both are prevalent. In addition to RSV and Influenza, we have seen a uptick in the numbers of other respiratory viruses, both Parainfluenza and Adenovirus are circulating but not much human metapneumovirus as compared with previous years.

Stay tuned to this site for further updates about the season!


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