Cases of RSV On the Rise in the Metro

Published: Jan. 10, 2016

RSV is common this time of year, but local emergency rooms have been overrun with cases.

RSV stands for Respiratory Syncytial Virus and can cause bronchiolitis, a respiratory illness that can cause difficulty breathing for children under the age of two. The infection plugs up the smaller airways with mucus, making it hard to get air in.

One Omaha family shares their experience with the virus and Methodist pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Walenz warns of the seriousness of the virus and what to look for.

KETV's Alex Alecci: Cases of RSV on the rise