>>Child Respiratory Virus Spreads Nationwide
(Atlanta, GA) -- Respiratory illnesses among children is quickly rising in at least 32 states. That's according to CDC data. The Respiratory Syncytial [[ Sin-cis-ial ]] Virus, known as R-S-V, frequently infects children under two. However, doctors say cases are appearing earlier in the season and more rapidly than usual, putting a strain on hospitals. It tends to cause mild, cold-like symptoms, but people with weaker lungs like infants and older adults may develop severe infections such as pneumonia.