Pediatric RSV cases rising quickly, and earlier than usual
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports 109 pediatric RSV-associated hospitalizations from Oct. 1-19 this year.
“We’ve seen about twice as many cases, year to date, as we did this time last year. Or the year before, for that matter,” said Dr. Reginald Washington, Chief Medical Officer for Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver. “And that’s mimicking what we see throughout the country. RSV will be very virulent, we believe, this winter, we believe.”