Pandemics

What’s behind worrying RSV surge in US children’s hospitals?

Children’s hospitals in parts of the US are seeing a surge in a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies. RSV cases fell dramatically two years ago as the pandemic shut down schools, day cares and businesses. With restrictions easing in the summer of 2021, doctors saw an alarming increase in …

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CDC says adenovirus may have caused Alabama outbreak of severe hepatitis in children

Adenovirus structure, computer illustration showing the surface structure of the virus’ outer protein coat (capsid). Kateryna Kon | Science Photo Library | Science Photo Library | Getty Images US health officials said adenovirus may have caused an outbreak of severe hepatitis that afflicted nine children in Alabama in February. All nine kids with severe acute …

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