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New Health Dashboard to Track Respiratory Syncytial Virus

November 29th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Maryland’s Department of Health has launched a health dashboard to keep track of  respiratory syncytial virus cases.The RSV dashboard is similar to the COVID-19 dashboard that was launched during the pandemic. The dashboard will be updated every Thursday. Officials recommend residents get what they call a "flooster." A flooster is the COVID-19 booster vaccine and flu shot combined. Maryland has seen an early surge of severe respiratory illness, especially in very young and school-age children. For children too young for over the counter medication, there are some alternative treatments….