As Christmas approaches and colder weather sets in, health officials in Alaska are urging residents to take action against the looming threat of the "triple-demic": a combination of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), influenza, and COVID-19.
Each of these viruses can cause respiratory illness, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. In young children and older adults, complications can become life-threatening. The simultaneous circulation of all three viruses poses a significant threat to public health, especially with holiday gatherings and travel expected to increase transmission.
While Alaska's current flu activity is categorized as "moderate-to-high" by. . .