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90 RSV cases confirmed in Arizona

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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2011 11:24 am

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.

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