RSV, flu and colds: How to tell when your child is too sick for school

CNN  —  A sniffle, a sneeze or a cough can set off alarm bells these days for families with young children. Mother of two Vickie Leon said her kids, ages…

Flu and RSV Increase Demand for Antibiotics and Antivirals

Although the shortage of amoxicillin, especially its liquid and chewable forms, has proved frustrating for pharmacists, doctors and parents whose children have grown accustomed to the bubble-gum and strawberry-flavored varieties…

At 3 weeks old, she caught RSV, the virus that’s packing hospitals across the US

CNN  —  As Abhishesh Pokharel carried his 3-week-old daughter into the emergency department, her fingers and toes were turning blue. Other parts of her tiny body were yellow. Something was…

RSV responsible for 1 in 50 child deaths under age 5, study estimates

CNN  —  A new study estimates that 1 in 50 deaths of otherwise healthy children under age 5 around the world is due to a common virus that’s currently surging…

Treatment approved in Europe to prevent RSV in infants could be coming to the US soon

CNN  —  A preventive treatment for lower respiratory tract infections caused by RSV got the go ahead from the European Commission on Friday, according to one of the companies that…

RSV hospitalizations shoot up to levels typically seen in December, CDC data shows

CNN  —  RSV hospitalizations were significantly higher than normal again last week amid a respiratory virus season that’s hitting the United States earlier and harder than usual, according to new…

New RSV vaccines may soon put an end to rough seasons

CNN  —  It’s shaping up to be a severe season for respiratory syncytial virus infections – one of the worst some doctors say they can remember. But even as babies…

RSV in children: Symptoms, treatment and what parents should know

CNN  —  In September, an 8-month-old baby came into Dr. Juanita Mora’s office in Chicago with an infection the doctor hadn’t expected to see for another two months: RSV. Like…

RSV: Pandemic ‘immunity gap’ is probably behind surge in respiratory cases, scientists say

CNN  —  The measures that helped keep us safe from Covid-19 over the past 2½ years – lockdowns, physical distancing, wearing masks, washing hands – also helped limit the spread…

Parents of younger children, how are you dealing with RSV and the flu?

CNN  —  There has been a nationwide surge in respiratory illnesses, especially in children. It’s putting a strain on hospitals, which are seeing a rise in flu and respiratory syncytial…