The state has confirmed 90 cases of respiratory syncytial virus this season, according to the latest report for the week ending Dec. 17.
Seven laboratory-confirmed cases of RSV were reported in the past week, from two counties. Most cases — 93 percent — are in children under the age of 5 years.
The cases included reflect only laboratory-confirmed cases that have been reported to the health department. There may be additional cases in the community that have not been tested.
Though it has cold-like symptoms, RSV is a respiratory illness that can be dangerous to very young children, especially premature babies. RSV cases tend to peak in late January or early February, much like the flu.