Local NewsRSV Surge Continues While Hospitals Struggle

RSV Surge Continues While Hospitals Struggle


A surge in respiratory viruses including RSV, flu and COVID are filling up ICU beds as the health care
industry deals with staffing shortages

Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order on Dec. 7 to address a surge in respiratory viruses, namely the flu, Respiratory Syncytial Virus and COVID-19. Brown’s order addresses the rise in respiratory viruses in November that allowed hospitals to use volunteer doctors and nurses and designated emergency health care centers to help with the surge of pediatric RSV cases…

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