Updated: 11:02 AM EST Nov 8, 2023
LANCASTER, Pa. —
As we approach the winter months, you might want to watch your children for cold-like symptoms, they may have Respiratory Syncytial Virus.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, better known as RSV, usually peaks around late fall and early winter.
It starts as a cold, but if it progresses, you should see a doctor.
This virus can be serious for younger children. If your child has a a fever, is coughing, has a runny nose, or is wheezing, it could be a sign of RSV.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says RSV hospitalizes over 70,000 children under the age of 5 each year.