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Qld advises parents as RSV virus spikes | The Times | Victor Harbor, SA – Victor Harbor Times

A four-fold increase in cases of a highly infectious virus has prompted a warning to families with young children by Queensland health authorities. More than…

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A four-fold increase in cases of a highly infectious virus has prompted a warning to families with young children by Queensland health authorities.
More than 2250 people tested positive to respiratory syncytial virus in Greater Brisbane between January and March, compared to 591 during the same time last year.
Children under 10 have made up almost 74 per cent of cases in 2021, and Queensland Children’s Hospital doctor Geoff Pearce said hospital treatment is sometimes needed.
“In most cases, RSV…

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