Friday, March 16, 2012

RSV and Influenza A running neck and neck!

So FINALLY we have seen the arrival of influenza A and RSV close at its heels!
The number of RSV positives equaled the number of influenza A isolates in Southern California last week (at least at our testing sites-usually sicker kids given that this does not include those rapid tests done in offices!)
The influenza we are seeing is primarily influenza A and a mix of H3 and H1N1. We also have seen some influenza B circulating.
So far, the strains we are seeing are those contained in the seasonal vaccine. It's NOT TOO late to vaccinate. We are having a late season!


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