Respiratory Viruses

Respiratory viruses cause illnesses that affect the nose, throat, and breathing passages. These viruses often result in common cold and influenza-like symptoms. Common respiratory viruses include:


  • Influenza
  • Parainfluenza
  • Adenovirus
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)


  • Rhinovirus
  • Enterovirus
  • Coronavirus
  • Human Metapneumovirus

The following surveillance tools can help public health monitor the occurrence and trends of common respiratory viruses during the influenza season.

DHS: Weekly Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report

CDC: National Respiratory & Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS)

CDC: Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report

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