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Viruses on the rise

With an uptick in holiday gatherings, a wave of illness anticipated by health officials is rolling in with full force. Monkeypox has made its first reappearance in Lane County since September, while RSV and influenza cases are skyrocketing,  according to area health officials. 

“The Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is spreading rapidly through our community and influenza is also starting to get worse,” said Jason Davis, public information officer for Lane County Public Health. PeaceHealth hospitals are seeing a large number of patients with RSV in its outpatient clinics and emergency departments throughout the county.

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