Analysis

RSV cases are already high – are you prepared for a possible winter surge?

How to manage symptoms and risk of seasonal lower respiratory tract infections in children

How to manage symptoms and risk of seasonal lower respiratory tract infections in children

  • A rise in lower respiratory tract infections in children is causing concern as acute and community services prepare for winter
  • Your guide to signs and symptoms, and the advice to offer parents about minimising risk
  • When to say it’s time for the child to be taken to the emergency department

The beginning of autumn usually heralds a rise in cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a seasonal virus that causes lower respiratory tract infections in children.

But in the summer, experts warned of an unseasonal spike in cases of the virus, which usually peaks in

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