Winter is already here which means people are about to get sick soon with cold or cough and similar issues of the season. Now, the CDC has been warning people of a disease similar to cold that affects anyone and everyone.
Dubbed as the RSV or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, this disease can affect anyone but it especially hits the elderly and babies, explained the Memorial Hermann based Padiatrician, Dr. Christa Filak. She further added that this virus although acts as cold causing virus, it can make breathing a hard task.
Dr. Filak explained that this particular time is a prime pediatric season bringing in more and more children affected from the issue. One thing the doctors this season are keeping an eye on is the RSV induced disease.
The peak season for this disease is mostly during the months of January and February. The probable areas affected by the disease will include Houston and many cases have already emerged. RSV mostly affects the patient’s lungs. Doctors describe the symptom as trouble breathing with wheezing sounds as patients struggle to breathe. RSV can spread easily via air and other pathways. This disease can last more than a week with mild fever which isn’t something seen in normal cold and cough.