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USA: more than half of COVID-19 patients at Texas Children’s Hospital also have RSV

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Among 45 pediatric COVID-19 patients at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, at least 25 also have respiratory syncytial virus, the Houston Chronicle reported Aug. 11. More than half of the children with both illnesses have been hospitalized. About half of the hospital’s coinfected patients are infants, and most are children under 5, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Texas Children’s has also recently identified its first case of the delta plus variant, which spreads more easily than the original delta strain.

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** This post was originally published on August 14, 2021 **