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A Winter Warning for Parents
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A Winter Warning for Parents

According to Wales Online, even though the illness is mild for the majority of individuals, it nevertheless causes approximately 450,000 GP appointments, 29,000 hospital admissions, and 83 deaths in children and adolescents in the UK each year (2). It can also be dangerous for the elderly and other vulnerable adults, with 175,000 GP appointments, 14,000 hospitalizations, and 8,000 deaths in the country each year. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Causes Respiratory Difficulties "UKHSA surveillance shows that - as is expected as we head into winter - many young children are now requiring NHS assessment and care for conditions like bronchiolitis caused by RSV," said Dr Conall Watson, Consultant Epidemiologist at the UKHSA. RSV infections are typically mino...
One-Third of Americans Forgo Vaccinations During Flu Season
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One-Third of Americans Forgo Vaccinations During Flu Season

Along with the flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), COVID-19 has become part of the respiratory virus season, resulting in strain on the healthcare system. The CDC projects the total number of hospitalizations will be higher this year than in seasons before the COVID-19 pandemic. "Unfortunately, the flu kills tens of thousands of Americans every year. We get an idea of how bad a respiratory illness season the U.S. will have by looking at what happened in the southern hemisphere where flu season is during our summer. Australia had almost a record-setting influenza season. That's concerning and a sign that we may have higher flu numbers than average and certainly higher than in recent years since universal masking has gone by the wayside," Conroy sa...