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Imperial County seeing early RSV cases


After California declared a state of emergency due to respiratory syncytial virus Imperial County is seeing early cases

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - According to the Health Department in Imperial County, RSV cases are seeing earlier than expected after Orange County declared a state of emergency on Monday, October 31.

What is RSV?

According to the CDC, the respiratory syncytial virus is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild cold-like symptoms.

Most people recover in a week or two but for infants, children, and older adults, it can be serious.

RSV can cause bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children under one year old.

Reporter Karina Bazarte will have more tonight.

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