COVID plus the flu and the rise of RSV are putting Bay Area hospitals under strain
Bay Area health officials said Wednesday that there has been a significant increase in flu and other activity
since the beginning of the month, it has led to an increase in emergency room visits and is straining health systems across the region.
“This is the first year that we are not only dealing with COVID, but also with increased flu activity and unusually high levels of RSV,” said Dr. Sarah Rudman, Santa Clara County Deputy Health Officer, during a press briefing. “These are two other types of viruses that can also cause the same respiratory symptoms as COVID, but they can also cause severe respiratory illness — or even life-threatening illness.”
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