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Western Massachusetts reports RSV uptick as child pneumonia outbreak hits Ohio

December 1, 2023

Via: Fox News

Doctors in western Massachusetts are reporting a “whole lot” of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases this week as health officials in Ohio announced a child pneumonia outbreak in one county in their state.

Dr. John Kelley of Redwood Pediatrics in East Longmeadow told Western Mass News that “this is the season for RSV, and we’re seeing a whole lot of it . . . a lot of kids with, you know, upper viral respiratory infections, cough, runny nose, some fevers and the thinking with RSV is that it can cause lower viral respiratory infections, so they get spread to your lungs.”

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