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Flu, RSV, COVID on the rise in Kansas and Missouri.  Hospitals reach capacity

Flu, RSV, COVID on the rise in Kansas and Missouri. Hospitals reach capacity

Flu-like illnesses like COVID-19, RSV, influenza, and other viruses are on the rise in Kansas City and beyond. Data this week shows that COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the five counties and two cities that make up the metropolitan area. Data reported on Tuesday shows there were 1,643 new cases reported on the subway …

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'A huge burden': Los Angeles hospitals strained by COVID outbreak, very bad flu season

‘A huge burden’: Los Angeles hospitals strained by COVID outbreak, very bad flu season

A “triple epidemic” of COVID-19, influenza and RSV is hitting Southern California hard, sending patients to the emergency room in droves and presenting a daunting new challenge for a healthcare system already strained by nearly three years of pandemic. “When you have the convergence of three very serious respiratory viruses, it puts a huge burden …

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Hospitals are fuller now than during the pandemic... and it's not Covid

Hospitals are fuller now than during the pandemic… and it’s not Covid

Hospitals in the United States are fuller now than throughout the pandemic – and it’s not because of Covid. Official data shows that 80% of the country’s beds are currently occupied, a level not seen since the peak of the Covid outbreak in January 2022, when eight out of 10 beds were also full, mainly …

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Many respiratory viruses keep pressure on Minnesota hospitals

Many respiratory viruses keep pressure on Minnesota hospitals

The prevalence of respiratory viruses is making it difficult for Minnesotans to know the cause of their illnesses this winter — and is straining the state’s hospital capacity. Thursday’s weekly update showed Minnesota had 8,308 inpatient hospital beds on Dec. 1. bed threshold that suggests rarity. Preliminary infection numbers after Thanksgiving don’t tell if another …

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Measles outbreak in central Ohio affects more than 50 children, due to 'lack of vaccination' |  CNN

Measles outbreak in central Ohio affects more than 50 children, due to ‘lack of vaccination’ | CNN

CNN — A measles outbreak in central Ohio is growing, sickening more than 50 children, many of whom require hospitalization, according to data updated Tuesday by Columbus Public Health. None of the children had been fully vaccinated against measles. Since the outbreak began in November, at least 58 measles cases have been identified in Columbus …

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Multnomah County health worker asks people to wear masks indoors to help overwhelmed hospitals

Multnomah County health worker asks people to wear masks indoors to help overwhelmed hospitals

It’s not a mandate, but Multnomah County Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines makes the recommendation to help hospitals overwhelmed with RSV, influenza and COVID cases. PORTLAND, Ore. – The Multnomah County health worker is asking everyone to start wearing face masks indoors when around other people, at least until the end of the year , …

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Oregon hospitals are struggling, with respiratory illness season weeks to go

Oregon hospitals are struggling, with respiratory illness season weeks to go

Across the state, a health care system that has largely risen to the challenge of managing more than 100 young children hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus is facing a new stress test: a sharp increase in adult patients with influenza and COVID-19. There may be relief on the horizon soon. Epidemiologists hope RSV cases in …

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St. Louis-area hospitals at full capacity as flu cases continue to rise sharply

St. Louis-area hospitals at full capacity as flu cases continue to rise sharply

ST. LOUIS — Flu cases continue to climb in the St. Louis area, putting major pressure on hospitals that are already at or near capacity. “This poses significant challenges to ensuring that we can care for everyone in the community,” a report warned Wednesday by a St. Louis area hospital task force. As the respiratory …

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US children's hospitals overwhelmed with RSV cases

US children’s hospitals overwhelmed with RSV cases

Los Angeles, California – “It looks like this endless, high-volume influx that keeps coming into our emergency department, or phone calls from outside hospitals that also burst into overdrive,” Hui-wen Sato, unit nurse from intensive care unit (ICU) at a Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, said of a recent increase in RSV cases. RSV, or …

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Long wait times, no beds: These states have the most comprehensive children's hospitals

Long wait times, no beds: These states have the most comprehensive children’s hospitals

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), COVID-19 and influenza continue to overwhelm healthcare systems in the United States, well before the traditional start of the peak influenza and RSV season. Currently, about three-quarters of hospital beds are already full in the United States, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. COVID-19 cases have …

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