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Minnesota Healthcare Systems Speaking Out About Increasing Pediatric RSV Cases

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Medical Association and a half-dozen healthcare systems are speaking out about the staggering increase in pediatric RSV and flu cases. Officials say the amount of respiratory illnesses is unprecedented this early in the season. The level of illnesses is leading to packed emergency departments, clinics, and urgent care centers, along with near capacity pediatric ICUs and shortages of the antibiotic amoxicillin. Healthcare providers are recommending that parents only come to the hospital if their child exhibits severe symptoms. They say treatment of runny noses and mild fevers can take place at home in consultation with a pediatrician or family doctor.

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