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Respiratory syntactical virus infections cause problems at Maryland hospitals

November 7th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Respiratory syncytial virus infections continue to cause major problems at Maryland hospitals. Pediatricians in hospitals across the state are saying emergency departments are slammed with RSV cases. Dr Matthew Simmons, Vice President, Medical Staff Affairs at UPMC Western Maryland said that like many places across the country, the system is seeing RSV and other respiratory illnesses. He added that if you or your child have milder symptoms you are encouraged to see your Primary Care Provider or visit UPMC Urgent Care locations. Elsewhere in the state, the situation is more severe. Dr. Scott Krugman said children's hospitals across the Mid-Atlantic are reaching capacity due to RSV and that  hospitals around Maryland have had to transfer pediatric patients out of state to Virginia and Delaware…