CARSON CITY, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – 49 RSV cases have been reported by Carson City Health and Human Services between November 27 and December 3 in Carson City, Douglas, and Lyon Counties, increasing the total number of cases since the start of October to 225.
The number of cases reported to CCHHS is approximately 7% higher this year compared to the same timeframe previous year.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, RSV is a common respiratory virus that often causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most individuals recover in a week or two, but RSV can be dangerous, especially in newborns and the elderly.
RSV can spread when:
* An infected person coughs or sneezes.
* You get virus droplets from a cough or sneeze in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
* You have direct contact with the virus, like kissing the face of a child with RSV.
* You touch a surface that has the virus on it, like a doorknob, and then touch your face before washing your hands.
Symptoms of RSV usually include:
- Runny nose
- Decrease in appetite
Take the following steps to help prevent the spread of RSV:
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper shirt sleeve, not your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid close contact, such as kissing, shaking hands, and sharing cups and eating utensils with others.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs with a household disinfectant and mobile devices with an alcohol wipe.
COVID-19, flu, and the common cold are all spreading respiratory disorders. Health authorities warn that more than one respiratory ailment may be contracted at the same time, and that recovering from one does not give protection against other respiratory illnesses.
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