Houston, TXABC13 Houston

RSV and COVID spikes clashing, especially in small kids, doctors say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Typically, doctors see more cases of respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV, in the winter months in Texas. However, cases were relatively low this past winter and doctors believe it's because people were wearing masks. After months of many people not wearing a face covering, doctors...
Oklahoma Stateoklahoman.com

At Oklahoma Children's Hospital, available pediatric beds are scarce as RSV surges

Pediatric bed space is scarce at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, but COVID-19 isn’t to blame, a leader of the hospital said Thursday. Rather, it’s largely RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, driving high numbers of hospitalizations for kids. The virus — normally seen in the winter months — has gone “absolutely, exponentially off the charts” over the past two months, said Dr. Cameron Mantor, chief medical officer for Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health.
Public Healthsciencealert.com

In COVID's Shadow, Another Respiratory Virus Is Now Surging in Children

Hospitals in the UK are seeing a rise in children suffering from severe respiratory infections. This includes an unseasonal surge in an infection called the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), in children as young as two months old. It has resulted in growing numbers of hospital admissions for bronchiolitis, a lung...
Medina, OHPosted by
Paul Krasinic

UH Rainbow Medina Pediatrics explains how children are at high risk of colds this summer

MEDINA, OH – Children are at risk of getting summer colds easier than other groups of age these days. Laurel Roach-Armao, MD, a pediatrician at University Hospitals Rainbow Medina Pediatrics, believed that this is caused by the quarantine and stay-at-home protocols following the current outbreak. As the result, the children’s immune systems are not exposed to cold and flu viruses for an extended period of time.

Shawn Johnson Says Daughter, 21 Months, Has 'Bad' Ear Infection, Isolating Away from Newborn Baby

Shawn Johnson East says her 21-month-old daughter is isolating away from her newborn baby brother while getting over a "bad" ear infection. The Olympic gymnast gave birth to her second child, a son, on Monday, July 19, and on her Instagram Story Wednesday, she shared that daughter Drew Hazel had contracted an ear infection and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is a common respiratory virus that typically causes cold-like symptoms, according to the CDC.
Greece, NYrochesterfirst.com

‘Getting Jett going:’ Community rallies around Greece infant Jett Pinson

GREECE, N.Y. (WROC) — After going nearly 10 minutes without oxygen, directly after being born, doctors said Jett Pinson would never be able to walk, eat, or even smile. The condition is called Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, which in short means that not enough oxygen was getting to his brain. When he was in the NICU, he was on life support for a whole week, faced kidney failure, and even had uncotrollable serizures.
Medical & Biotechbiopharmadive.com

Pfizer's fast progress shines spotlight on an emerging vaccine race

Drugmakers have labored for decades to successfully develop a vaccine to protect infants and older people against infections of a common pathogen called respiratory syncytial virus. Multiple large pharmaceutical companies could finally be on the precipice of that goal, each with a chance to bring a vaccine to market within two years.
Louisiana Statebeckershospitalreview.com

Lung virus patients fill pediatric hospital beds in Oklahoma, Louisiana

Hospital pediatric wards in Oklahoma and Louisiana are facing an unseasonal surge in respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, that's putting a strain on capacity, according to Bloomberg. The virus, which usually is seen in winter, is affecting more children as they stop isolating. Many cases are mild and come with...
WorldWired UK

Your immune system is not ready for the office

Get ready to have a cold. That’s the message from doctors, immunologists, virologists and architects as England emerges from lockdown. An amalgamation of 16 months cooped up inside, a culture of showing up to work despite sickness, and woefully outdated building infrastructure in the UK is set to become a pressure cooker for viruses. The country at large is about to experience the rush of a kind of post-lockdown Freshers’ Flu.