Respiratory Syncytial virus (RSV)
RSV Season Has Not Yet Arrived
RSV surveillance for the 2013 - 2014 RSV season has begun.
The method of determining the beginning of the RSV season, or season onset, is adapted from the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS). Using the same method as the NREVSS, RSV is considered widespread in Idaho (“season onset”) in the first of two consecutive weeks during which the reported total percent of specimens testing positive for antigen is ≥ 10%.
We wish to thank all the participating laboratories for agreeing to participate during this upcoming RSV season.
Posted December 11, 2013