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Learn more about who is most at risk, the symptoms, and how you can prevent it.
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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a seasonal respiratory illness that causes cold-like symptoms in many individuals. In infants and young children, RSV may cause fever, cough, wheeze, decreased appetite and irritability. RSV is the most common cause of severe respiratory infection amount infants and young children—up to 3% of infants are hospitalized each year due to RSV. Both children under the age of two and older adults are at increased risk for severe RSV infection.
Nirsevimab, a preventive long-acting monoclonal antibody immunization for RSV, is currently in short supply in Oregon and nationally. To ensure that supplies are available to the highest-risk children, OHA recommends that providers
follow CDC’s guidance for prioritizing nirsevimab for the 2023–24 RSV season.
RSV is not a mandated disease for reporting incidence. Oregon follows the CDC definition for onset and offset. Please see
RSV surveillance data for more information.
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