respiratory syncitial virus

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Respiratory syncytial virus, also known as RSV, is experiencing an increase in cases across southeast Missouri.

The virus, which is most commonly seen in young children, tends to spread through contact and coughing by those infected with RSV, particularly those in daycare. Chelsea Grigery, a pediatrician at Southeast Hospital, says RSV has been on the rise since the holidays.