When flu, RSV and COVID cases collide, its a 'tripledemic'
Some medical experts are worried about a potential “tripledemic” — rising flu cases, plus RSV cases hitting children, and COVID still in our midst. Children’s hospitals have been inundated with cases of respiratory syncytial virus, combined with an early flu season, and pediatricians are stretched thin.
Doctors say one factor complicating this flu season is the fact that there is a lack of immunity from not having been exposed to the flu for several seasons due to masking and other COVID precautions. On Cincinnati Edition, we discuss what’s on the horizon this cold and flu season.
- Patty Manning, MD, chief of staff, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
- Chris-Peltier, MD, President, Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Associates of Mount Carmel, Inc.
For information on when you should see a doctor visit the American Academy of Pediatrics Ohio Chapter's website.
Here is information on signs of RSV in babies.
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