Sioux City Seeing Increase In RSV Cases

Sioux City, Iowa — The Sioux City area is seeing an increase in RSV cases — the virus that is usually associated with infants and the elderly.

Mercy One Doctor, Steven Joyce, says the most recent cases have been among older adults.

He says people who get sick with RSV might think they have a cold, and some worry it could be COVID.

He says the only thing that can be done about RSV is to let it ‘run its course’.

The virus is spread by people coughing and sneezing and from surfaces. Dr. Joyce says frequent hand washing is a way to prevent it — and you should stay home if you are ill. He says it will usually run its course in seven to ten days.

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