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News | Nov. 28, 2022

Understanding Respiratory Infections

By Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs

The nation is seeing an increase in Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, and flu resulting in a surge in emergency visits and hospitalization, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

RSV and flu affect the lungs, airways, sinuses or throat. While RSV and flu are not new and can occur year-round, these infections are more common during the fall and winter months. It is also possible to be infected with multiple viruses at the same time.

Why is there a surge in RSV and flu cases?

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