Respiratory Disease Watch

DHEC is providing this new Respiratory Disease Watch report to make expanded surveillance data available to inform the public about the activity of respiratory diseases that commonly circulate together each fall.

Protect yourself from COVID-19, Flu and RSV

It is common to get sick from respiratory viruses such as COVID-19, Influenza (Flu) and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), especially in the fall and winter. There are actions you can take to protect yourself and others. Learn about whether you’re more likely to get seriously ill, how to prevent these viruses, and if these viruses are spreading in your community.

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What is the Respiratory Disease Watch (RDW) report?

DHEC compiles South Carolina data for a weekly surveillance report called the Respiratory Disease Watch report. This weekly report is shared each Wednesday and includes information about the following important respiratory diseases: COVID-19, Influenza (Flu) and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).

Surveillance allows DHEC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to see what impact these respiratory diseases are having on the health of individuals and communities.

Week of May 12-18 (SC MMWR Week 20)

Additional resources for COVID-19, Flu and RSV

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC):


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