Local Flu Cases Double, But Another Virus is Spreading Even Faster

Flu activity has seen a steep increase in recent weeks with the state’s number of outpatient visits and hospitalizations higher than normal for mid-January, public health officials said Friday.

But health officials are equally concerned about record levels of infections with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV — another virus that impacts the respiratory system, and which can be particularly dangerous in young children.

Chris Wolfe has more.