population and demographics

One twin lost his life to RSV, now his parents are waiting to find out if his brother will survive the same illness

CNN — Less than three months after welcoming twin boys, Amanda and Ed Bystran lost one of them to RSV – now they are hoping their other son recovers from the same virus. Amanda Bystran gave birth to twins Brodie and Silas on August 15. “We couldn’t wait for them to arrive. My older kids …

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RSV is spreading at unusually high levels, overwhelming children’s hospitals

CNN — When Amber Sizemore and her family went out of state to celebrate her birthday last week, she had hoped her toddler daughter, Raegan, would try swimming. But the 15-month-old, normally energetic and adventurous, wasn’t herself on Saturday. “She hated it, and she normally loves water,” Sizemore said. By Sunday, when the family was …

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Flu ‘gathering speed’ across US as health officials prepare for potentially rough season

CNN — US health officials are becoming increasingly concerned about this year’s flu season – and are already seeing signs that the virus is spreading. As the 2022-23 flu season gets underway, one high school in California is facing a “high number of absences” among students due to possible flu cases. Flu activity in the …

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CDC reports the first two monkeypox cases in children in the US

CNN — Two cases of monkeypox have been identified in children in the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The two cases are unrelated and probably the result of household transmission, the CDC said. One case is a toddler who is a resident of California. The other is an …

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