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Health officials seeing surge in “triple threat” of respiratory illnesses

by Kate Evans

Health officials continue to worry about an onslaught of respiratory illnesses – COVID-19, seasonal influenza and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) – during this holiday season. There has been a wave of respiratory illness in West Virginia, Maryland and nationwide.

Health officials have continued to urge everyone to get an updated COVID-19 booster shot and their annual seasonal influenza vaccine now. Pneumonia vaccines are also recommended for children and adults of all ages.

Health departments tracking

Maryland Health Department . . .