Flu and RSV cases surging in Illinois
Experts are concerned for two respiratory illnesses on the rise: influenza and respiratory syncytial virus. RSV is of particular concern right now, as cases among children are being diagnosed much earlier than usual, and pediatric hospitals are already feeling overwhelmed with patients. In addition, doctors are on the lookout to see if a new COVID-19 variant develops this winter, which has happened in the previous two winters of the epidemic.
Dr. Larry Kociolek
Infectious Diseases Physician and Medical Director of Infectious Prevention and Control, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Dr. Vidya Sundareshan
Professor and Chief of Infectious Diseases • SIU School of Medicine Medical Advisor • Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Dr. Robert Healy
Associate Chief Medical Officer of Quality, Carle Health System