Could we see a double whammy?
Health officials are wondering if we might see an RSV outbreak to accompany the recent flu epidemic.
RSV is a virus that usually hits this time of year. Infants and young children are mostly affected.
For parents this could be a big concern, considering the flu and RSV can be hard to tell apart.
"RSV comes on more subtle. Congestion first, and then harsh coughing, wheezing may start two to four days in,” Dr. Brad Brabec, of Lincoln Pediatric Associates says.
Dr. Brabec says the flu typically hits much faster. RSV is treated like many viruses by controlling the fever and drinking lots of fluids. So far, doctors say the virus hasn't hit yet.
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Source: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/flu/fluvac.htm ( The Center for Disease Control Vaccine Information Web site)