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Respiratory syncytial virus cases rise across state

Western WA and Spokane see increase in cases

COLFAX— According to Whitman County Public health there has been a rise in Respiratory Syncytial Virus, (RSV). RSV is a highly contagious illness that causes mild, cold-like symptoms.

Director of Whitman County Public Health, Chris Skidmore, noted that they have only seen a little bit of an increase in Whitman County, and the poster they put out about RSV is to bring awareness.

“We are seeing RSV in the State of Washington. On the West Side, Spokane. Not a huge spike here in Whitman,” Skidmore said, noting that they do not have the exact numbers due to RSV not being a notifiable condition, “It...


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