Alberta Health Services is sending out a warning to people who are sick after an increased number of Respiratory Syncytial Virus was noticed in the province. So far this season there has been 14 cases confirmed compared to 9 through out the entirety of last year.
Doctor Gerry Predy says RSV has the same symptoms as a bad cold but it can lead to complications in infants and young children. Predy says people who are vulnerable like infants could develop bronchiolitis or pneumonia.
RSV is not preventable by vaccine and AHS is asking people who are sick to not visit babies or young people to avoid the spread.