Learn more about respiratory viruses

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Kentucky Department for Public Health has launched a new page to help provide information about Respiratory Virus Season in Kentucky. Please click here to learn more: Respiratory Viruses.

Respiratory Viruses

​Viruses that cause respiratory diseases, like the ones that cause COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), usually spread in the fall and winter. Anyone can get a respiratory virus infection, but some people are at higher risk for serious illness. The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) recommends the following actions to protect yourself and others:

  • Stay up to date with vaccines
  • Stay home, if sick
  • Wash hands often
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Consider wearing a mask if you are high-risk for serious illness​

Republished from Lexington-Fayette Health Department.