FHI: The RS virus outbreak is sharply declining

Coronavirus testingPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

The outbreak of the RS virus is still at a high point but is declining sharply, according to the National Institute of Public Health (FHI).

The incidence of RS virus peaked in week 45 (November 8-14). According to the FHI’s weekly report, last week, there was a decrease in the proportion of positive samples in all Norwegian counties except Nordland.

The proportion of positive RS tests is still highest among children aged 0-4 years (59%) and 5-9 years (35%), but both age groups registered a decrease compared with the previous week.

The incidence of rhinovirus has decreased over a few weeks, and the outbreak of the parainfluenza virus that has been going around this autumn seems to be coming to an end.

The FHI’s report also shows that there is still a very low level of influenza in Norway. In the first weeks of the season, a total of 81 cases have been detected, 21 of them last week.

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