Finally: government surveillance that we can be thankful for!
December 17, 2007 8:46 PM Subscribe
Curious about what creepy crawlies your kids might be bringing home?
posted by scblackman (11 comments total)
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Follow the real-time trends
for all of the best respiratory and enteric (GI) viruses!
Amaze your friends and family with your ability to predict outbreaks of all of the childhood favorites, such as RSV
(respiratory syncitial virus - a common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in very young children [more here]
(a common cause of protracted vomiting and explosive diarrhea
in children under 5), and of course, adenovirus
, which (at least the Ad 14 strain) is getting plenty of press this year as the "evil Killer Cold
". National, regional and state-by-state surveillance data with 3-week running averages. It's the one government surveillance program that four out of five physicians recommend for their patients who have small children.
Apologies for the light-hearted attitude to those who are suffering from god-awful rotavirus-induced diarrhea, a horrible RSV-induced cold, or some other nasty virus this season