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RSV hospitalizations jump 31% in a week, stoking fear of 'triple epidemic'

RSV hospitalizations jump 31% in a week, stoking fear of ‘triple epidemic’

A trio of viruses are on the rise, leading some experts to warn of a “triple epidemic” of COVID-19, influenza and the much lesser-known RSV. Respiratory syncytial virus is a virus of the upper respiratory tract, and cases in Europe, America and Israel are increasing rapidly. The Health The ministry reported on Thursday that over …

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Flu hospitalizations soar as triple virus threat looms ahead of vacation

Flu hospitalizations soar as triple virus threat looms ahead of vacation

Comment this story Comment Nearly every US state is grappling with high levels of flu-like illnesses, public health authorities warned Monday as multiple respiratory viruses threaten to overwhelm the healthcare system as people travel for the holidays and congregate indoors with friends and family. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say they are seeing …

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RSV cases peak, CDC says, but flu hospitalizations hit highest level in a decade

RSV cases peak, CDC says, but flu hospitalizations hit highest level in a decade

The spread of RSV appears to be slowing, although Covid cases have risen since Thanksgiving and flu hospitalizations remain at a decade-long high, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Monday. “This year’s flu season got off to a rocky start,” Dr. Sandra Fryhofer, chair of the board of directors of the American Medical Association, said …

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Covid hospitalizations rise after Thanksgiving after fall lull

Covid hospitalizations rise after Thanksgiving after fall lull

Comment this story Comment A post-Thanksgiving uptick in covid-19 patients in US hospitals comes even as health systems deal with waves of feverish, coughing people with RSV and flu infections. Covid hospitalizations last week hit their highest level in three months, with more than 35,000 patients treated, according to Washington Post data tracking. National hospitalizations …

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