Overview of the different types of respiratory infections

Overview of the different types of respiratory infections

Dr. Tina Tan: Now that we’re talking about these diseases, Kevin, can you give us a brief overview of the clinical presentations of the different types of respiratory infections? Can you comment on the early start of the respiratory viral season, especially influenza and RSV? [respiratory syncytial virus] what happened this year? Kevin Michael Reiter, … Read more

triple threat virus

triple threat virus

Early in the COVID pandemic, surges in other seasonal respiratory viruses such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were well below normal levels, likely due to mask use and other precautions taken to treat to quell the spread of SARS-CoV-2. But in the third year of the pandemic, as the public has largely abandoned … Read more

RSV emerges in early 2022, but seems to back off early

RSV emerges in early 2022, but seems to back off early

An earlier-than-expected spate of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases this fall strained healthcare resources across the country, raising concerns about the availability of hospital beds for the remainder of the cold and flu season. of winter. However, in mid-winter, when RSV cases typically peak, experts say the spread of the virus appeared to be slowing. … Read more

Why is the world witnessing an unprecedented outbreak of infections?

Why is the world witnessing an unprecedented outbreak of infections?

Although many would like to declare the pandemic over, COVID-19 variants are still mutating and circulating globally. At the same time, although the virus is particularly disastrous for Porcelainwhich is experiencing abnormal spikes in the number of infections, several waves of viral infections are currently sweeping the world, including the flu, RSVand other influenza-like viruses. … Read more

Is cold and flu season really worse this year?

Is cold and flu season really worse this year?

Does it look like more people will catch colds and flus this year? And, when they do, do they complain that it’s taking them longer to get over them? There’s a lot of talk on social media about this, causing people to have floating ideas about why this might be. Often, the answers are based … Read more

Know Your Winter Respiratory Illness

Know Your Winter Respiratory Illness

With respiratory season in full swing and COVID-19 continuing to infect, knowing the basics of the common cold, influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus can help ensure patients receive appropriate care. As the calendar shifts to January, the United States finds itself in the midst of a “triple epidemic” in full force, with COVID-19, influenza, … Read more

COVID cases rise in Dallas-Fort Worth amid new variant

COVID cases rise in Dallas-Fort Worth amid new variant

An influenza vaccine is prepared at the LA Care and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plans Community Resource Center in Lynwood, California. COVID-19. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) mark j terrill access point After an early and aggressive start to the flu and RSV seasons in North Texas, new cases of seasonal illnesses have begun … Read more

Influenza Cases Decrease, RSV and COVID Increase at Interior Health – Okanagan

Influenza Cases Decrease, RSV and COVID Increase at Interior Health – Okanagan

In the Pharmasave of KelownaIn the Glenmore area of ​​BC, some shelves that would normally be stocked with over-the-counter medications to treat flu symptoms and other respiratory illnesses are in short supply. “Flu drug sales are crazy, to put it mildly,” said pharmaceutical owner Craig Tostenson. With abnormally high demand for drugs this flu season, … Read more