How to Test For RSV in South Africa

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RSV Clinician Warnings
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Right now, RSV is sweeping across South Africa. Many of South Africa’s big health organizations, like our partner the National Institute For Communicable Diseases Of South Africa, are putting out warnings to clinicians.

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What is RSV?

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RSV is usually mild, but it can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. This is because RSV can lead to other conditions like Pneumonia or bronchiolitis. The symptoms of RSV can also get worse, especially for people with underlying conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and congestive heart failure.

Why are SA health organizations putting out warnings?

Over the last 10 years RSV had a pattern, it usually started infecting people before flu season kicked off and died down around the end of Feb. But with COVID-19 pandemic the RSV season has been thrown off its usual patterns and is only starting now at the end of March. The big thing that’s worrying a lot of health researchers though is this RSV’s season’s higher than usual infection rate, that’s really hit schools and especially kids under 5 hard this year.

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