Fears of 'tripledemic' hit parents as doctors notice surge in COVID, flu and RSV
A potential surge of COVID-19, the flu and RSV cases has parents concerned.
The confluence of the three illnesses, which is being labeled as a "tripledemic," is starting to overwhelm hospitals and doctor's offices.
Jessica German says her 2-year-old daughter, Aurora, recently had to be taken to the emergency room twice during a bout with RSV.
German is not alone.
Pediatrician Dr. John Zaso says "it's probably the worst" he's seen in three decades where there has been a confluence of three illnesses at the same time.
He says he saw more than 100 patients on Monday, and almost all of them had influenza, COVID or RSV.
Zaso says parents need to watch children carefully for typical symptoms like fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. If they notice those symptoms, he says they need to get them treatment quickly.
German says she is is glad her daughter got help fast and encourages all parents to stay vigilant and watch for any signs of illness.
"Keep an eye on the symptoms because it can get worse over time," German says
Doctors say it's important for everyone to keep up to date on all vaccines.
Doctors also say if you are sick or are feeling sick, do not attend school or any large gatherings.