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
- 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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