As cases rise for RSV, there is a new push to relieve smaller hospitals and facilities in the Finger Lakes region dealing with an overload of respiratory illness. On Friday, Senator Chuck Schumer was in Penn Yan to call on the federal government to launch a nationwide action plan to handle the rise in RSV cases.
Robert Anderson, MD, and President of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital stated: “Most commonly in children under the age of two when we look at these children, they look tired and are breathing very hard. The muscles when they are breathing go in between their ribs, when a child looks like they are having increased work of breathing, that is the time to seek medical attention.”
Source: 13 WHAM