Children’s hospitals across the country are reporting unseasonably high numbers of respiratory illnesses, including respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Kimberly Monroe, M.D., M.S., interim chief clinical officer at the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, offers guidance about pediatric respiratory illnesses, recognizing serious signs, and what parents should consider before taking a trip to the emergency department. Monroe suggests that pediatricians have plenty of experience with these common infections and can help families manage them.
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