Lassen Public Health Warns RSV Cases on the Rise-Offers Ways to Stay Healthy


Lassen Public Health is warning parents that RSV cases are on the rise, contributing to the leading cause of infant hospitalization in the U.S.

The health agency says the virus may not start off as severe but gradually become so after a few days of becoming ill. Early symptoms can resemble a typical cold. However, breathing will become more difficult.

Ways to prevent contracting RSV include standard hygiene practices like washing your hands, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, avoiding others who appear sick, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces regularly.

Vaccines are available for infants from birth to 19 months. Lassen Public Health urges you to contact your healthcare provider if symptoms worsen.