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RSV makes early appearance this season, poses threat to young patients

Public health officials have already seen an increase in respiratory viruses affecting children and infants this season, and recommend precautions to stem the spread to others.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Alert for Rhinoviruses (RSV) and Enterovirus (EV) last month, saying doctors and nurses had seen pediatric patients with severe illnesses. RSV and EV are not new respiratory viruses, but appear to be circulating earlier than normal in 2022.

Several pediatric hospitals nationwide are reporting a surge in admissions . . .