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RSV RESPIRATORY ILLNESS ON THE INCREASE

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THE RESPIRATORY VIRUS KNOWN AS R-S-V IS ON THE INCREASE IN SIOUXLAND.

RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IS USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH INFANTS AND THE ELDERLY, AND DR. STEVEN JOYCE OF MERCYONE SAYS THERE’S BEEN A RECENT INCREASE IN CASES AMONG OLDER ADULTS:

RSV1 OC………MEDICAL CONDITIONS. :20

DR. JOYCE SAYS WITH KIDS HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL, IT’S IMPORTANT THAT PARENTS KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR SYMPTOMS:

RSV2 OC……..THINGS LIKE THAT. :22

HE SAYS MUCH LIKE THE COMMON COLD, THERE’S NO SPECIFIC CURE AND THE AILMENT HAS TO RUN ITS COURSE:

RSV3 OC……PREVENTIVE THERAPY. :24

THE VIRUS IS SPREAD BY PEOPLE COUGHING AND SNEEZING AND OFF OF SURFACES. FREQUENT HAND WASHING IS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE FOR IT AND HE ADVISES TO STAY HOME IF YOU ARE ILL.

DR. JOYCE SAYS R-S-V WILL USUALLY RUN ITS COURSE OVER 7 TO 10 DAYS.