Sally James

Seattle Science Writer

Published Article

Seasonal surge in RSV and flu

A doctor in a white coat reaches out with his stethoscope to listen to a child's lungs. The child is sitting on Mom's lap.

Local health officials are concerned about a surge in respiratory illnesses, including flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), which can be severe in young children.

In two interviews this week, physicians Shaquita Bell of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and Eric Chow of Public Health – Seattle & King County called the situation “urgent.” Read more: