The R.S.V. Surge

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Respiratory infections have taken over pediatric units across the United States. One memorable case was a video of an infant’s belly puffing and retracting –– Natalie, who was infected with respiratory syncytial virus. This spike in RSV is currently overwhelming pediatric units scattered across the United States, leading to understaffing and lack of resources to meet this demand. Despite RSV being a common seasonal infection and mild cases, the number of seriously ill children is significantly greater than usual. Not to mention, this onslaught of causes coincides with the influenza, as well as the ongoing burden of COVID. 

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