Alberta pediatric doctors advocate for a proactive approach to reduce viral transmission in young people

According to the pediatric section of the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), the province currently has the highest pediatric influenza activity in the country and they expect a solution to reduce those numbers is imminent. Respiratory syncytial virus, commonly known as RSV, is wreaking havoc among children in Canada with levels that are “higher than average.” …

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Local hospitals packed as RSV and other virus cases rise

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – RSV cases are eight times higher than the five-year average in Pima County. RSV is a respiratory virus that typically has the biggest impact on young children, and places like schools and day care centers can be superspreaders. It’s already an aggressively bad year for RSV and local hospitals …

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New Mexico Department of Health Issues Public Health Emergency to Address Rise in Respiratory Viruses

NEW MEXICO (KCBD) – The New Mexico Department of Health has issued a public health emergency order in response to an increase in pediatric cases and hospitalizations for respiratory viruses, including respiratory syncytial virus, commonly known as RSV. The order requires all New Mexico hospitals to work cooperatively to reactivate and engage in a “hub …

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White House resists declaring an emergency due to flu and virus increase in children

The White House is resisting calls by pediatric health groups to declare a national emergency due to the early rise in respiratory illnesses in children. As seasonal flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), coronavirus and other respiratory viruses invade the country, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association argue that an emergency declaration, …

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The real reasons why your family is sick right now | Health

Something is disrupting the normal seasonal streams of cold and flu viruses. They were down to a trickle during the early part of the Covid pandemic only to burst through human populations this year. Some public health experts have called it “tripledemia,” but it could even be described as quadrupledemia. In the northern hemisphere, the …

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Northwest Territories Brace for Viral Surge, Drug Shortages – National

With respiratory infections, colds and flu making waves and headlines across Canada, the Northwest Territories are bracing for a hit, while the Yukon hasn’t seen a ripple and Nunavut reports they were hit months ago. Frequent travel between the Northwest Territories and Alberta for work and health services has the territorial government looking south, and …

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