Fall Illnesses to Watch For – STIs on the Rise, RSV Cases Spike

HOUSTON, TX (September 6, 2023) – Per the Houston Health Department, sexually transmitted infections (STI) are on the rise in the Houston area. Statistics from the department indicate new syphilis infections rose by a 57 percent increase. Additionally, as summer comes to an end, experts warn not to ignore that cough. Symptoms of a respiratory illness could be RSV or the Respiratory Syncytial Virus, which might look like the flu or COVID. As hospitals and clinics prepare for flu season, it’s crucial to get tested.

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