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Increase in respiratory illnesses among children straining the capacity of some hospitals

Increase in respiratory illnesses among children straining the capacity of some hospitals

The increase in respiratory diseases in children, including rhinoviruses and enteroviruses, is pushing pediatric emergency services and health systems toward capacity in some parts of the country. Infectious disease experts say they are seeing a higher-than-expected rate of some pediatric infections other than COVID-19. There’s no single reason for the rise, but factors include the …

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Children are flooding into NJ hospitals. A wave of respiratory disease cases is filling pediatric beds.

New Jersey hospitals are filling up with children who are coughing and struggling to breathe. But it’s not COVID-19. Or even the flu. An outbreak of viral respiratory infections is sending children to emergency rooms across the state. The biggest culprits are enteroviruses and rhinoviruses as well as a few cases of RSV (respiratory syncytial …

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