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RSV rises in Northern Colorado. Here’s what parents can do

RSV rises in Northern Colorado.  Here’s what parents can do

There’s a “viral soup” that makes people miserable, including the flu and COVID-19, but Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, leads the way in making kids feel sick.

There are long wait times in pediatric urgent care clinics, doctor’s offices and emergency departments, overflowing with little ones suffering from viruses that make it difficult to breathe and half-kill their parents.

Cases of RSV, which can mimic a cold or the flu, have increased over the past three weeks, said Dr. Brian Money, a pediatric hospitalist at Banner Health in Northern Colorado. Most of Banner’s pediatric hospital beds have been full or operating at high capacity for the past three weeks, he said.

“By mid-to-late October, it’s been removed and we still have other viruses in there. It’s a viral soup,” he said.

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