Kroger joins CVS, Walgreens in limiting sale of children's meds
Pharmacy chains including CVS, Walgreens and Kroger are limiting the sale of popular children’s medicines as pharmacies struggle to keep up with the tripledemic. The flu, COVID-19 and RSV has lead to a 65 percent increase in pediatric medication in just one month. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports for TODAY.news.yahoo.com
Seen at 7: Concerns over RSV, Covid, and Flu
RSV is highly contagious and can spread like a wildfire through local communities; in some cases, forcing early learning centers to shut their doors. RSV usually circulates from late December to mid-February. But this year, an early spike in cases is resulting in markedly higher numbers of infections and hospitalizations. More importantly, RSV infections among young children and now older adults are filling many U.S. hospitals to capacity.
Health official urges precaution against rising infections ahead of Thanksgiving
But with the triple threat of COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus — known as RSV — and influenza driving up infections this season, there are some suggested precautions people can take. “People come inside and congregate indoors.”Bratzler noted there has been a “fairly substantial” increase in cases of upper respiratory diseases. In Hidalgo County, three residents died due to COVID-related complications, the county reported this week. Hidalgo County also reported 342 new cases this week, including 121 confirmed and 225 probable cases. County officials, though, reported 208 new cases this week which included 71 confirmed cases and 137 probable cases.myrgv.com
'Viral jambalaya': Early flu adding to woes for US hospitals
As Americans head into the holiday season, a rapidly intensifying flu season is straining hospitals already overburdened with patients sick from other respiratory infections.More than half the states [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Amy Schumer reveals son is "better" after being hospitalized with RSV
There has been a spike in RSV cases this fall, which health experts attribute to the fact that children who had been social distancing during the pandemic, and were shielded from it, are now being exposed in large numbers.cbsnews.com
RSV is surging. Here’s what to watch for and answers about treatment options – Houston Public Media
Doctors say they are seeing an unprecedented number of cases. How concerned should parents be? Why are young children so vulnerable? What's causing this year's outbreak? We offer some answers.houstonpublicmedia.org
Warning to parents: CDC issues health advisory after RSV cases rise across the South, including Texas
The American Lung Association is warning Texans after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory following an increase of respiratory syncytial virus, commonly known as RSV.