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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Florida
Florida HealthDisease Control
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Surveillance
Weeks 25-26 ( June 14-27, 2020 )
In weeks 25-26, RSV activity in children <5 years old stayed stable. Levels were below those seen at this time in past years.
No new outbreaks of RSV were reported in weeks 25-26.
In weeks 25-26, the percent of emergency department and urgent care center visits for RSV among children <5 years was stable. RSV activity in children <<5 years was below levels observed at this time in previous years.
A statewide RSV surveillance system was implemented in Florida to support clinical decision-making for prophylaxis of premature infants.
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 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.
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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