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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Florida
Florida HealthDisease Control
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Surveillance
Weeks 31-32 ( July 26 - August 8, 2020 )
In weeks 31-32, RSV activity in children <5 years old decreased. Levels were below those seen at this time in past years.
No new outbreaks of RSV were reported in weeks 31-32.
Currently, two of Florida’s five regions are in RSV season.
In weeks 31-32, the percent of emergency department and urgent care center visits for RSV among children <5 years decreased. RSV activity in children <5 years was below levels observed at this time in previous years.
In weeks 31-32, the percent of specimens testing positive for rhinovirus increased and was higher than other respiratory viruses under surveillance. Of note, a significant decrease in the volume of testing has been observed in previous weeks. This figure may change as additional data are received.
Florida’s RSV season is longer than the rest of the nation and has distinct regional patterns. The RSV seasons shown here are based on activity thresholds provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The determination of unique seasonal and geographic trends of RSV activity in Florida has important implications for prescribing patterns for initiating prophylaxis to children at high risk for complications from RSV infection. The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends pre-approval for prophylactic treatment be made based on state surveillance data. For more information on RSV surveillance systems used in Florida, see the last page of this report.
Florida’s RSV regional season breakdown. Regions that are currently in RSV season are marked with pink stars.
- Historical Surveillance Information
- RSV Articles and Additional Information
- MMWR Brief Report: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Activity (March 5, 2010)
- MMWR Brief Report: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Activity (December 7, 2007)
- RSV: Respiratory virus can be life threatening (December 17, 2007)
Florida RSV Program Information:
Additional RSV Information:
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