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Why the Respiratory Disease RSV Is Having an Off-Season Surge

But this summer, RSV cases are spiking, particularly in southern states. Around 2,000 confirmed cases were recorded across the U.S. during the week of July 10, 2021, compared to less than a dozen during the week of July 25, 2020.

Cold weather virus RSV surging in summer months

This time of year, it’s typically playground injuries and a few broken bones that keep doctors busy inside Lurie Children’s Hospital.

But the pace is picking up for a different reason.