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If you’re a parent, you’ve likely seen the headlines about RSV.

Though typically more of a concern in the winter months (primarily December to February), an unusually early surge has forced local hospitals and pediatricians’ offices to grapple with a significantly higher number of infections and hospitalizations. Already the virus has made an impact locally, with Niswonger Children’s Hospital needing to open up overflow areas to accommodate “challenging volumes” of patients.

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