'Signs of Respiratory Virus this winter'

I once had pneumonia in high school after playing in a softball tournament in the middle of winter. I thought I was going to die. Okay, maybe I'm being a little dramatic but I won't lie, pneumonia is not a joke! If you've never experienced it, at first you think it's just the common cold, then you just start coughing and it NEVER ends. I mean, you feel like it never ends. In my case, if I had waited one more day, I would have ended up in the ER. 

My point is, don't wait if you have any symptoms of a cold or respiratory issues; get treated right away! Fox 5 Atlanta tells us, "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to alert you about a respiratory infection that can affect your children and even some adults. As it gets colder, parents should make sure their children add on the layers and bundle up so they don't get sick, but the CDC is warning parents to watch out for Respiratory Syncytial Virus or 'RSV.' RSV can start out as looking like a common cold. It is a respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms and most people recover in a week or two." 

Know the Symptoms: 

  • Fever
  • Reduced appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Wheezing

Please bundle up this winter AND go the extra mile to prevent this sort of thing. Yeah, I'm not a fan of it either! 



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