190 new RSV cases confirmed in New Brunswick – CBC

Seasonal total reached 653, as of Dec. 17, up from 171 at same time in 2020-21

Jan 03, 2023

Another 190 New Brunswickers have tested positive for respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in one week, according to the latest figures posted by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

A total of 653 people in the province have now tested positive, as of Dec. 17 — a 41 per cent jump over the previous week.

By comparison, the provincial total at the same time during the 2021-22 season was 171.

There were no confirmed cases as of the same week in 2020-21, when COVID-19 protective measures, such as masking and distancing, were in place, and there were 85 cases pre-pandemic in 2019-20.

RSV, which infects the lungs and respiratory tract, can result in severe infection in some people, including infants, older adults, and adults with heart or lung disease or with weakened immune systems.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/rsv-new-brunswick-new-cases-dec-17-1.6683861

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