Oct. 25, 2022 — In early October, respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, tore through Victoria Thiele’s Indiana home. Her three older children had manageable symptoms. But her 8-week-old newborn ended up developing a severe case.
Thiele, whose family lives in Fort Wayne, said the baby experienced chest retractions while breathing and was taken to the emergency room at a local hospital, where she was diagnosed with RSV and bacterial pneumonia.
An Unprecedented Surge in RSV
Thiel’s experience mirrors what’s happening across the country. On Oct. 21, the CDC director tweeted that respiratory viruses, including the flu and RSV, are surging. Data…