UNC Medical Center opens pediatric surge unit as RSV infections increase

The front of UNC’s Women’s and Children’s hospitals (William Yeung / Flickr)

For the first time, the UNC Medical Center has opened a surge unit for children with respiratory viruses. The number of cases has caused a shortage of beds, so the hospital has added six more to an unused portion of the building. It’s gearing up to add as many as 14.

Doctors say this year has brought an unusually high number of cases.  They continue to see COVID-19 cases, but the bigger problem right now is the flu and a condition called RSV.

Lauryn Lovett reports.

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