Caution key in 'tripledemic' – All three viruses at once is usually a rarity
January 12, 2023
CODY — A “tripledemic” of influenza, COVID-19 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a major concern to Park County Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin, who said there has been an increase in all three respiratory viruses in recent weeks.
Tripledemic is a word coined to describe the phenomenon of all three viruses being present in a community at the same time, which is usually a rarity, he said.
“All respiratory viruses do tend to follow a cycle,” Billin said. “But it’s rare for those cycles to intersect at the same time like they are this year.”
Billin attributed the increase in al...