Hospitalisation of children on rise amid 'unprecedented' flu season

Hospitalisation of children on rise amid 'unprecedented' flu season

A leading doctor has flagged the symptoms parents should be on alert for as flu season has seen an uptick in young children being admitted to hospital. Dr Margie Danchin, from the Royal Children's Hospital, said both the flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) are causing serious infections in young children. Speaking to Today, she estimates there's been an increase of "about 20 percent of children needing admission to hospital," since March and April. With hospitals struggling to keep up, Danchin outlined a set of symptoms that warrant a trip to Emergency Department. "Parents are dealing with this massive influx at the moment...we teach them to look," she said. "If a child has increased work of breathing or rapid breathing, what we call breathing difficulty or any blueness around the …
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