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Pediatricians see increase in RSV, influenza

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Pediatricians say this could be one of the worst winters in the past few years for Respitory Syncytial Virus and influenza, especially among infants.

RSV usually pops up in the fall around November. The symptoms include a high fever, congestion, runny nose, coughing and wheezing. The illness often circulates in daycares.

Dr. Adria Wilkes with Pediatric Associates in Savannah said influenza is on the rise. She said if your child has even the slightest symptoms, see a doctor.

"Anytime a baby has congestion, runny nose, cough, if they're a young baby or infant, we want to see them, regardless of fever."

Dr. Wilkes also advised all children over the age of six months to get the flu shot.

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