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Brown Issues Executive Order on Respiratory Illness


It’s not COVID, but its surge could be linked to public health measures adopted during the pandemic

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order deploying volunteer healthcare professionals, designating emergency health care centers and freeing up state employees to respond to a surge of respiratory viral infections, namely the respiratory syncytial virus. Since the start of RSV season in late October the pediatric hospitalization rate in the state has more than tripled to 7.6 hospitalizations per 100,000 children and is expected to peak at 9.5 per 100,000…

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