Respiratory Syncytial Virus is on the rise in the South

The Centers for Disease Control is warning that a respiratory virus is spreading across the South.

It’s called RSV or Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

Dr. Colleen Black with Novant Health Pediatrics Harrisburg says RSV disproportionately affects older adults and young children.

Symptoms include congestion, runny nose, fever, cough and sore throat.

If you have an infant, you may notice signs of irritability, fatigue, and difficulty breathing.

In most cases, the symptoms will dissipate on their own within a few days. Still, it may prove prudent to see a physician.