Respiratory syncytial virus, commonly called RSV, usually affects very young children in the winter months. But this year, physicians are treating an unusual, out-of-season surge both in California and across the country.
“It is very strange to see this virus in the warmer months,” said pediatric infectious disease specialist Priya Soni, MD, “but many of us believe because of last year’s pandemic restrictions, infants and children were not as exposed to the virus as they normally would be. And as they are starting to mingle more now, they are more susceptible.”
The Cedars-Sinai Newsroom spoke with Soni about what symptoms parents should look out for and the latest RSV treatments.
To read and listen to the interview, click here.