Rising cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in the US Virgin Islands remain of serious concern for Health officials who have warned residents to take the necessary precautions to prevent themselves and their children from becoming ill.

At today’s weekly health update, Assistant Health Commissioner Reuben Molloy said the island has not reported any rise in hospitalisation due to RSV.

The Schneider Regional Medical Centre has reported six hospitalisations and the Juan F Luis Medical Centre has reported a single hospitalisation.

RSV typically affects children under 2 years old and usually causes mild symptoms such as fever, cough, and runny nose. In more severe cases, children and those with weakened immune systems develop pneumonia and bronchitis and require hospitalisation.

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