Hospitals across the country are dealing with an unprecedented early spike in respiratory illness in children.

Children’s National Hospital in D.C. is nearing capacity, in part because of these infections, including RSV. Right now, some hospitals in Maryland are reporting higher cases and some are at capacity for pediatric beds.

RSV usually peaks between November and March, but doctors said cases started in the spring and have continued.

According to a Medstar infectious disease specialist, we are seeing this rise because many kids were not exposed to as many viruses during the pandemic, because of the all the things we did to limit the spread of COVID.... Read More: WMAR2NEWS