Please be careful during this time of year! According to recent data, a third person in Monroe County has died from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Health leaders are reminding everyone about the triple threat posed by RSV, the flu, and COVID-19 this holiday season. All three people who have died from RSV in Monroe County were age 65 or older.
Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza stated: “The reality is we are not at the end yet. COVID numbers may be on the decline, which is a good thing, but one of the consequences of all pandemics is that there may be a resurgence in other pathogens, and that’s what we are seeing right now. Influenza and RSV are a greater force than in previous years, and that’s just the reality.”
Source: 13 WHAM