Northeast Ohio health officials warn that RSV is spreading earlier and faster this year than previous years. We are seeing a higher than normal membership reporting RSV-like symptoms.
RSV-infected adults typically have mild, cold-like symptoms only. These include:
- Congestion or runny nose
- Dry cough
- Low-grade fever
- Sore throat
RSV is especially worrisome among immunocompromised adults. The CDC warns that people with preexisting conditions, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure, should be especially cautious during RSV surges.